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.
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.
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