Blind returns to Ajax’s board

Danny Blind is returning to Ajax’s board. The Amsterdam club announced that it would nominate him for the post during the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM).

Blind (62) previously worked as a commissioner at Ajax Amsterdam, but resigned to work as an assistant to Louis van Gaal in the Dutch national team. After the World Cup in Qatar, he decided not to return to the supervisory board.

Jan van Halst, who has a football background, replaced Blind as a member of the supervisory board. He was promoted to interim managing director following the departure of Edwin van der Sar and stated that he did not want to return as supervisory director. This decision coincided with the departure of his son Daley Blind, who had a falling out with then-manager Alfred Schreuder.

Blind played nearly 500 matches at Ajax, after which he also worked as a coach, infrastructure manager and technical director. Ajax want to appoint Blind as commissioner until 2027.


A lot has changed in terms of management at Ajax in recent months, as they sit in a historically low 17th place in the Premier League. Following the departure of coach Sven Mislintat and chairman of the supervisory board Pier Eringa, experienced players Michael van Praag (SB), Leo van Wijk (SB) and Louis van Gaal (SB advisor) returned to the club.

They want a reinterpretation of various technical positions at Ajax. The names of former Ajax players John van ‘t Schip and Marijn Beuker, who previously worked as coaches in AZ, were included.

In addition to Blind and advisor Van Gaal, Ajax’s supervisory board includes Van Praag, Van Wijk, Georgette Schlick, Annette Mosman and Cees van Oevelen.

Ajax had to leave out another coach in Klaas Jan Huntelaar last week. Mislintat and the former striker, who previously directed player policy together with Gerry Hamstra, are suffering from burnout problems.

Source: NOS