Maurice Steijn finally sacked by Ajax after EIGHT match winless run

The worst run in their history.

Maurice Steijn finally sacked by Ajax after EIGHT match winless run
Maurice Steijn has been sacked (Picture: Getty)
Maurice Steijn has been sacked (Picture: Getty)

Ajax have parted ways with Maurice Steijn after the club slipped into the relegation zone at the weekend.

The Dutch giants conceded an injury-time winner to Utrecht to leave the club second bottom of the table.

Ajax have won just once under Steijn, who took charge last summer and oversaw over £100m of spending.

The Amsterdam club are without a win in their last eight matches, which is the worst run in the club’s history.

With Brighton to come in the Europa League on Thursday and without a win in this season’s competition, Ajax have decided that they can stick with Steijn no longer.

‘Ajax and Maurice Steijn will part ways with immediate effect,’ a statement read.

‘The club management and Steijn have agreed that the coach will step down from his position.’

De Telegraaf claims the Dutchman was informed of his sacking in a meeting at the club’s training ground this afternoon.

It means Ajax will have their fourth manager in 15 months when they announce a replacement.

The club are 22 points behind leaders and rivals PSV Edinhoven.

They finished runners-up to Feyenoord in the league last season.

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