The official website for European football

Van Gaal resigns from Ajax role

Published: Wednesday 20 October 2004, 0.04CET
Louis van Gaal had his resignation as technical director of AFC Ajax accepted by the club on Tuesday night.

UEFA.com features

Great UEFA Champions League comebacks
  • Great UEFA Champions League comebacks
  • Snap shot: Ajax overturn 3-1 first-leg defeat
  • Lifelong fan Gerard Piqué on all-things Barcelona
  • Porto v Bayern: reporters' view
  • Juventus v Monaco: reporters' view
  • Four-time winner Seedorf one of a kind
  • Casillas carrying the torch for his fellow keepers
  • Epics decide last eight: Best of the second legs
  • Dortmund coach Klopp eager to thrill again
  • Renascent Suárez is Barcelona's lethal weapon
1 of 10
 
Published: Wednesday 20 October 2004, 0.04CET

Van Gaal resigns from Ajax role

Louis van Gaal had his resignation as technical director of AFC Ajax accepted by the club on Tuesday night.
Louis van Gaal resigned as technical director of AFC Ajax after the Dutch champions defeated Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC 3-0 in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night.

Resignation accepted
Van Gaal, once coach of Ajax, rejoined the Amsterdam side in the summer of 2003 after stepping down from the helm of the Netherlands national side. He offered his resignation on Saturday and it was accepted by the club's directors after the game.

Turbulent relationship
Van Gaal, who led Ajax to victory in the UEFA Cup in 1991/92 and the Champions League three seasons later, has endured a difficult relationship with head coach Ronald Koeman which culminated in a well-publicised disagreement after the 4-0 loss at FC Bayern München three weeks ago.

Last updated: 20/10/04 9.56CET

Related information

Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=247122.html#van+gaal+resigns+from+ajax+role

  • © 1998-2015 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE words, the UEFA Champions League logo and trophy and the UEFA Champions League Final logos 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.