Ajax has finished champions seven times and runners-up another five over the last 12 seasons, since ending third behind AZ Alkmaar and Twente Enschede in 2009.
Ajax Amsterdam is in peril of finishing outside the top two in the Dutch league for the first time in 13 seasons and missing out on the title holders League coming season as it struggles to make a new platoon in the wake of record deals last time.
The club have finished title holders seven times and runners- up another five over the last 12 seasons, since ending third behind AZ Alkmaar and Twente Enschede in 2009.
Still, after a 3- 0 trouncing from PSV Eindhoven on Sunday, Ajax has dropped to third with four league matches left to play.
It could get worse as its coming league clash on May 6 is home to AZ, who lies two points behind them in fourth place.
Ajax, who meet PSV again this Sunday in the Dutch Cup final, has paid the price for its own success over the once three title- winning seasons and its run to the titleholders League semifinal in 2019, dealing the bulk of its gift and losing trainer Erik ten Hag to Manchester United.
Now it’s sarch-rivals Feyenoord who’s on course to win the league, demanding five points from its final four matches.
It has 73 points with PSV second with 65 and Ajax with 62, facing having to play in the Europa League coming season after 13 consecutive seasons of contending in the titleholders League.
Ajax, who’s four- time European title holders, made an eye- soddening 216.2- million euros in transfers in the close season, including nearly 155 million alone from Manchester United for Brazilian Antony and protector Lisandro Martinez.
But despite the positive bank balance, the club are in transition floundering to replace the departed gift.
Captain Dusan Tadic said on Sunday he’d noticed a decline in the position on training days and in matches daily. “ We won one top match all season, ” in a reference to this month’s Dutch Cup semifinal success at Feyenoord. “ We need further quality in the team. ”
They were beaten 6- 1 at home by Napoli and 3- 0 by Liverpool in the title holders League and in January fired trainer Alfred Schreuder after only half a season in charge following a string of seven matches without a palm.
John Heitinga stepped in as caretaker for the rest of the season. “ It’s been a delicate season, we all realise that, ” he said on Sunday.
“We’ve to be realistic, a lot of quality has gone and a fully new platoon had to take shape. That takes time. We’ve to take this time as it is, but look veritably critically at coming season. It’s a gap time, but we can’t have too numerous gap times at Ajax. ” Know More Football News…