The official website for European football

Ajax deserve better, says Van Basten

Published: Wednesday 6 May 2009, 20.14CET
Marco van Basten told a news conference that AFC Ajax "deserve better" as he explained his decision to quit as coach at the Amsterdam ArenA after one season in charge. "I have had a very nice year at Ajax ... the only thing missing were the results of the first team, and that is my responsibility. Ajax deserve better," said the 44-year-old former Netherlands boss. Ajax's 4-0 defeat at Sparta Rotterdam last Sunday left them unable to catch second-placed FC Twente who will join champions AZ Alkmaar in the UEFA Champions League next term.
Published: Wednesday 6 May 2009, 20.14CET

Ajax deserve better, says Van Basten

Marco van Basten told a news conference that AFC Ajax "deserve better" as he explained his decision to quit as coach at the Amsterdam ArenA after one season in charge. "I have had a very nice year at Ajax ... the only thing missing were the results of the first team, and that is my responsibility. Ajax deserve better," said the 44-year-old former Netherlands boss. Ajax's 4-0 defeat at Sparta Rotterdam last Sunday left them unable to catch second-placed FC Twente who will join champions AZ Alkmaar in the UEFA Champions League next term.

Marco van Basten told a news conference that AFC Ajax "deserve better" as he explained his decision to quit as coach at the Amsterdam ArenA after one season in charge. "I have had a very nice year at Ajax ... the only thing missing were the results of the first team, and that is my responsibility. Ajax deserve better," said the 44-year-old former Netherlands boss. Ajax's 4-0 defeat at Sparta Rotterdam last Sunday left them unable to catch second-placed FC Twente who will join AZ Alkmaar in the UEFA Champions League next term.

Last updated: 06/05/09 20.18CET

http://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=827334.html#ajax+deserve+better+says+van+basten

UEFA.com features

Isaac Kiese Thelin, Sweden's forward on the rise
  • Isaac Kiese Thelin, Sweden's forward on the rise
  • 'Restless Rudi': the world's most-travelled coach
  • Paris coach Benstiti shows Glasgow respect
  • Italy's Rugani keeping his feet on the ground
  • Real Madrid's Ballon d'Or winners
  • Cristiano Ronaldo's 2014 in photos
  • From the Youth League to the Champions League
  • Argentinian strikers making a mark in Europe
  • Gerrard joins Europe's North American pioneers
  • Saido Berahino, England's danger man
1 of 10
 
  • © 1998-2015 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.