Ajax is the second North Holland football club to start preparing for the new season. Alfred Schreuder was on the field for the first time as head coach with the team from Amsterdam and had access to a large group of players.

    Although the internationals still enjoyed a well-deserved holiday, Ajax was on the field with the reserves and players of Jong Ajax. Lisandro Magallán returned from his rental period to RSC Anderlecht and Mo Ihattaren made a passionate impression. The creative midfielder took the lead in many situations and asserted himself on the ball with splitting passes.

    Remko Pasveer and Jay Gorter were still missing from the training field among the keepers. Pasveer did a medical test at the club yesterday, but is not yet fit enough to be on the field. Maarten Stekelenburg was present at De Toekomst.

    At Ajax, Eskild Dall and Terrence Douglas returned from their rental period. That means that the buying options for the two youngsters have not been exercised. The 19-year-old Dall was rented out to the Danish Aarhus and left back Douglas played on a rental basis at FC Den Bosch. Giovanni, who was rented out to Telstar, also trained and Amourricho from Axel Dongen has recovered from his injury.


    Schreuder noticed that he outsourced the training to his assistants Michael Reiziger and Matthias Kaltenbach. The brand new coach, who was Erik ten Hag’s assistant at Ajax in the past, kept himself on the level during the running exercises, rondos and pass and kick exercises. Only during the last positional play did Schreuder put his men in the right place and was he audible in the coaching.

    Ajax will leave for De Lutte next Monday for training camp. There the team will play two exhibition games against SV Meppen and SC Paderborn. At the beginning of August Ajax will leave for Austria for a week.