Ajax are searching for a new boss and have backed to consider Arsenal assistant manager Albert Stuivenberg.
That is the verdict of Dutch reporter Milos Gouka, who has been speaking on the AD Voetbal podcast.
Ajax’s season just lurches from one disaster to the next having lost 4-3 away at Utrecht on Sunday.
An embarrassing 4-0 home defeat to rivals Feyenoord was bad enough but Ajax now sit second-bottom of the Eredivisie table.
One win in seven league games this season means Ajax have now taken action, officially parting ways with boss Maurice Steijn.
Arsenal coach Albert Stuivenberg backed for Ajax job
Steijn only arrived from Sparta Rotterdam over the summer but has already left the club after a torrid start in Amsterdam.
Ajax are back hunting for yet another manager having failed to settle since Erik ten Hag’s exit.
Dutch reporter Milos Gouka has now offered his view – and threw out the name of Arsenal coach Stuivenberg.
As quoted by Voetbalzone, Gouka suggested that Stuivenberg could somebody to bring attractive, attacking football back to Ajax.
Gouka highlighted that Stuivenberg’s time alongside Mikel Arteta could make him very appealing to Ajax.
It’s also highlighted that Louis van Gaal – who is currently advising Ajax – worked with Stuivenberg at Manchester United and a reunion could ideal for the Amsterdam giants.
“You need a trainer who knows how to create patterns for attacking football,” said Gouka. “I don’t know whether he would do it, but Albert Stuivenberg, who sits very close to Arteta at Arsenal, would be someone who would teach football Ajax can bring in. But I have no idea whether he would want that.”
“Stuivenberg was also with Van Gaal, at Manchester United. I don’t know if it was 100 percent satisfactory on both sides, so I don’t want to suggest that they clashed, but he was no longer affiliated with Van Gaal after that. But Van Gaal knows what kind of meat he has in store. In terms of profile, I think that would be a good one for Ajax,” he added.
The meat comment may sound odd, but it links back to a Dutch saying regarding knowledge of what somebody is like in the flesh, as Van Gaal does with Stuivenberg.