The Dutch soccer record champions Ajax Amsterdam want to present Sven Mislintat as the new technical director on Tuesday.
This is the unanimous report of the daily newspaper “De Telegraaf” and the specialist magazine “Voetbal International”.
Mislintat, 50, is set to succeed Marc Overmars at Ajax, who was sacked 15 months ago for cross-border conduct.
According to media reports, Mislintat, who most recently worked as sports director at VfB Stuttgart, agreed with Ajax on Easter Monday on a contract that runs until mid-2026.
Mislintat aims to bring Amsterdam back to the top, both internationally and nationally. Ajax failed in the group stage of the Champions League in third place, in the Europa League the top club was eliminated in the knockout round playoffs against Union Berlin.
In the Eredivisie, the defending champions are eight points behind leaders Feyenoord Rotterdam in second place.
Mislintat last at VfB Stuttgart
Mislintat most recently worked as sports director in Stuttgart for three and a half years. In November 2022, his contract was terminated.
Before that, he was responsible as a scout at Borussia Dortmund (2006 to 2017). The native of Dortmund then worked for two years as chief scout at Arsenal FC.