Cruyff wins legal battle

Court rules Van Gaal can't join Ajax

February 7, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff
A Dutch appeals court has ruled that Ajax unlawfully hired Louis van Gaal as chief executive and must reverse the appointment, following a complaint from club legend Johan Cruyff.

• Bouwes: Cruyff or Van Gaal?

Ajax have had a tumultuous few months, with boardroom politics threatening to rip them apart off the pitch and Frank de Boer's side failing to impress on it.

Cruyff, a member of the Dutch giants' ruling board of commissioners, was left angered by ...

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