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Ajax has been the epitome of instability over the last decade. Last week’s shocking twist doesn’t point to a quick change. Ajax are set to enter another period of uncertainty, raised eyebrows and variable results.

After Louis van Gaal’s appointment as Ajax’s new CEO last wednesday, a bomb has exploded under the Amsterdam ArenA. It’s not Van Gaal’s (who will start in July 2012) appointment that caused the biggest shock though. It’s the fact that the other four supervisory board members Steven ten Have, Mirjam Olfers, Paul Römer and Edgar Davids appointed the former Ajax coach behind Johan Cruijff’s back. An act of betrayal that wouldn’t be out of place in a Shakespeare play.

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The loss (6-4) against FC Utrecht was one of the lowest points Ajax have reached in the past months. After all the euphoria  and sunshine of last season’s league title, it’s raining in Amsterdam. But after rain comes sunshine isn’t it?

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