Ajax Amsterdam celebrates 36th championship - and regrets coach's departure 

Ajax Amsterdam celebrates 36th championship - and regrets coach's departure 

It wasn't a flawless hat trick, but Ajax Amsterdam celebrated their third championship title in four years in their home Johan Cruyff Stadium.

One match day before the end of the season, the record champions defended their four-point lead over PSV Eindhoven with a 5-0 shootout win over SC Heerenveen. video of the match can be viewed at the link https://onlinecricket.bet/ipl-betting-site/.

There was some melancholy involved, as champion Erik Ten Hag is leaving the club for Manchester United.

Sports director Edwin van der Sar found warm words for the imminent departure. Because the former national keeper also used to kick for United: "You exceeded the expectations we had. You made Ajax play dominant and attractive soccer. We played in the semifinals of the Champions League, in the Cup.... And now you're going to the club that's also close to my heart. We wish you absolute success there. You're leaving the Johan Cruyff Arena through the front door. We and the players would like to see you here again. We wish you every success and thank you."

In Manchester, Ten Hag will succeed the unsuccessful German Ralf Rangnick. By far not the only departure in the Ajax ranks. The transfer of right-back Noussair Mazraoui to German record champions FC Bayern Munich is already watertight.

And goalscorer Sebastien Haller is considered the most likely successor to Erling Haaland at Borussia Dortmud.

A replacement for the popular Ten Hag has already been found. Edwin van der Sar has brought former Hoffenheim coach Alfred Schreuder back to Amsterdam from FC Bruges for an initial two-year contract.