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Marcel Keizer can be entrusted with dealing with Ajax‘s younger contingent subsequent season after the forty eight-yr-previous was confirmed as Peter Bosz’s successor on Saturday.

The brand new supervisor has agreed a two-yr contract in Amsterdam, with the choice of a further yr written into the deal.

In Keizer, Ajax unsurprisingly opted for any person accustomed to its youth setup. The retired defender was a graduate himself within the late Nineteen Eighties earlier than spending a lot of his enjoying days at SC Cambuur, however then returned to Ajax in 2016 to information its reserve aspect to a second-positioned end within the Jupiler League. Within the first match of that marketing campaign, Keizer fielded goalkeeper Andre Onana and centre-halves Davinson Sanchez and Matthijs de Ligt, all of whom have been first-group regulars by the top of the season.

That includes extremely on Keizer’s job listing can be retaining the thrilling fledglings that reached the Europa League last underneath Bosz. Captain Davy Klaassen has already left for Everton in a €27-million transfer, and skills resembling Kasper Dolberg, De Ligt, and Sanchez garnered loads of consideration over the 2016-17 time period.