The view from the Netherlands

Personalities clash in power struggle

November 22, 2011
By Ernst Bouwes
With accusations of racism in the boardroom, the internal crisis at Ajax has reached a new low. Johan Cruyff's velvet revolution, started last year after the humiliating defeat at Real Madrid in the Champions League, has descended into a war of words and Cruyff could be facing a battle for his own survival.

In an interview with magazine Voetbal International, published hours before Ajax's supervisory board dropped its Louis Van Gaal-appointment-bomb last Wednesday, Guus Hiddink summed ...

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