Ajax Amsterdam formalized this Thursday the induction of John Heintinga as coach of the first team until the end of the season. The former Ajax defender, also passed by Everton, Atlético de Madrid or Fulham, will officially lead a professional group for the first time in his career, he who had officiated as an interim during the victory against Excelsior last Sunday (1-4).
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“Ajax and John Heitinga have agreed that the 39-year-old former footballer will remain Ajax’s number one manager for the remainder of the season. Dwight Lodeweges has been appointed assistant coach within the technical staff of Heitinga, with immediate effect. Last weekend, Heitinga took over in the victorious match against Excelsior (1-4). Since the summer of 2021, he had managed Ajax’s U23 team. The ex-international attended the Amsterdam youth academy and notably played seven seasons for the club.
»can we read in the press release published by the Dutch club.