Van Gaal named new Ajax director

BY foxsports • November 16, 2011

Ajax has appointed former coach Louis van Gaal as the club's director.

Van Gaal, who was coach of the talented Ajax team that won the Champions League in 1995, will take up the new post in July 2012.

He led Bayern Munich to the Bundesliga title and Champions League final in 2010 before being fired shortly before the end of last season. He has also coached Barcelona and led another Dutch club, AZ Alkmaar, to the Eredivisie title.

Van Gaal replaces Rik van den Boog, who left the club in June.

The club also announced Wednesday it has appointed another former coach, Danny Blind, as technical director.

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