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Ajax announce Marcel Keizer as their new manager on two-year deal: 'I will grab the opportunity with both hands'

June 17, 2017 3:20 PM
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Ajax have named Marcel Keizer as their new manager, with the Dutchman replacing Peter Bosz on a two-year contract.

The 48-year-old has been promoted from the club's reserve team, Jong Ajax, who he guided to a second-place finish in Dutch football's second tier last season.

Keizer takes over the reins at the European giants after Bosz, who led Ajax to the final of the Europa League last term, quit to take charge of Borussia Dortmund.

The Dutchman, who begun his playing career at Ajax, has put pen-to-paper on a two-year deal with the option of a further year.

He told the club's website: 'The conversations we had were really positive and I also feel trust from the club.

'I was setting out to lead Jong Ajax to another good season in the Jupiler League, but in football things can suddenly change.

The club's CEO, Edwin van der Sar, is confident the former Cambuur coach is the perfect appointment.

'From the moment it seemed we would have to look for a new coach, Keizer was the choice of the technical heart of the club.

'He knows the players, the organisation and supports the philosophy of the club.

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