When the KNVB cancelled the rest of the Dutch season, after it had been suspended in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ajax were leading AZ in the standings on goal difference.
Friday’s decision to not award the Dutch league title to Ajax Amsterdam was understandable, said the club’s general manager Edwin van der Sar as the season in the Netherlands was formally brought to a premature close by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Eredivisie plans restart without fans on 19 June after meeting between clubs, stakeholders, claim reports
It is hoped that Eredivisie clubs could return to training in mid-May should the government give permission amid restrictions to combat the threat of coronavirus pandemic, which has hit the country hard with more than 2,000 deaths.
Ajax are in talks with Nouri's family about a future solution for the player, who has been moved to a specially adapted room at his home after years in hospital
Ajax assistant coach Christian Poulsen, two members of training staff told to stay away from club due to fear of coronavirus
Ajax have told assistant coach Christian Poulsen and two other members of their training staff to stay away from the club because of fears they might be infected with the coronavirus.
Europa League: Arsenal suffer shock defeat against Olympiakos; Manchester United, Wolves advance into last 16 with emphatic wins
Arsenal suffered a shock Europa League exit to Olympiakos Piraeus on away goals after a 2-1 extra-time home defeat, while Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers cruised into the last 16 with emphatic aggregate wins.
Premier League: Chelsea manager Frank Lampard feels creative winger Hakim Ziyech will help them 'unlock the door'
“Trying to come in the top four is the priority for us so my main concern is that," Lampard said.
Ajax defender Daley Blind makes first appearance after heart surgery in Dutch Cup win over Vitesse Arnhem
Blind was diagnosed with heart muscle inflammation after suffering from dizziness in a Champions League game against Valencia in December.
Premier League: Chelsea agree deal for Ajax and Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech in close season, say reports
Ziyech, who helped Ajax win the league and Dutch Cup double last season, has seen his stock rise further in this campaign with eight goals and 18 assists in the league and Champions League.
Bergwijn reinforces Spurs boss Jose Mourinho’s forward options with England striker Harry Kane out with a long-term hamstring injury.
American footballer Sergino Dest leaves Ajax Amsterdam's training camp in Qatar amidst rising US-Iran tensions
US international Sergino Dest has left Ajax Amsterdam’s training camp in Qatar and returned to the Netherlands over safety concerns as political tension in the region remained high, the club said on Thursday.
Ajax defender Daley Blind undergoes successful heart operation, set to miss out on January training camp in Qatar
Blind, who was a regular starter in Ajax’s incredible run to the Champions League semi-finals last season, will miss the club’s January training camp in Qatar, and will continue his recovery in Amsterdam
UEFA Europa League: Manchester United paired with Club Brugge in Round of 32 stage; Arsenal to face Olympiacos
Brugge dropped into the Europa League after finishing third in its Champions League group, which included Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid. It drew 2-2 at Madrid.
It is a deflating end to a stellar year in the Champions League for Ajax, who eliminated Juventus and Real Madrid on their way to last season’s semi-final
Champions League: For Liverpool, Chelsea and other big clubs, do-or-die time in final gameweek of group stage
Despite topping the table in gameweek 5, Liverpool head into the final group stage gameweek at the risk of being knocked out of the competition altogether.
Netherlands football legend Marco van Basten benched for a week by Fox Sports for saying 'sieg heil' on air
Retired Dutch football star Marco van Basten has been benched for a week by Fox Sports for saying “sieg heil” on air.
Former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar reappointed as Ajax chief executive until 2023
49-year-old Van der Sar has been in charge at the Johan Cruyff Arena since 2016, helping the club win last season's Dutch league title and reach the Champions League semi-finals
Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Finland poised for international breakthrough after 80 years, one win away from qualifying for first major tournament
All that's needed is a home win over Liechtenstein, one of the world's weakest teams, in Helsinki and Finland will take their place in next year's European Championship
Champions League: In week of orderly chaos, Liverpool eke out victory, Chelsea play out wild draw against Ajax
Orderly chaos was the theme in this week’s round-up of Champions League matches.
Bundesliga: Erik Ten Hag says he will finish season at Ajax amid rumours of taking over at Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich sacked Niko Kovac on Sunday, sparking heated speculation as to who the Bundesliga giants could appoint in his place, with Ten Hag reportedly high on the list