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Vermaelen agent confident of Arsenal deal

Thomas Vermaelen's agent is confident a deal to take the Ajax defender to Barclays Premier League giants Arsenal will soon take place.

Jol named as Ajax manager

Martin Jol has been appointed Ajax head coach on a three-year contract, the club have confirmed.

Van Basten quits as Ajax miss out on Champions League spot

Marco van Basten has resigned as the head coach of Ajax following the club's failure to qualify for next season's Champions League. The 44-year-old took over at the Amsterdam ArenA last summer after guiding the Netherlands to the quarter-finals of Euro 2008, but has quit after less than one year of his four-year contract.

Van Basten steps down as Ajax coach

Former Netherlands striker Marco Van Basten has resigned as Ajax Amsterdam coach, the Dutch club said in a statement today.

Van Gaal eyes Bayern Munich manager role

Louis van Gaal thinks he is the man to revive Bayern Munich's fortunes.

Dream Teams: Ajax

Once upon a time Ajax played functional football within an overbearing system. Then Rinus Michels came along and created a way of playing that married the relationship between the individual and the collective responsibility of the team and totaalvoetbal was born.

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Guus Hiddink has been appointed as manager of Chelsea until the end of the season.

Hiddink answers call to repay Abramovich debt

The former manager of seven clubs and four countries was obliged by loyalty to come to Chelsea's aid

PSV dismiss Gomes speculation

PSV Eindhoven technical manager Adrie van Kraaij insists the Dutch champions are not looking to bolster their squad this month, ruling out the possibility of goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes returning from Tottenham.

Crouch ensures Pompey's euro adventure ends in style

Portsmouth 3 Heerenveen 0

Babel admits Liverpool move request

Ryan Babel has admitted he did ask Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez about a loan move away from Anfield - and that the Reds boss offered him no assurances about his place in the side.

McClaren has no interest in Sunderland job

FC Twente coach Steve McClaren has denied reports linking him to the vacant managerial position at Premier League side Sunderland.

Ajax confirm Real Huntelaar talks

Ajax confirmed today they have opened talks with Real Madrid over the possible sale of captain Klaas Jan Huntelaar to the Spanish champions.

McClaren left frustrated as Twente let lead slip

Anders Oper dashed former England coach Steve McClaren's hopes of a winning start to his first Dutch League campaign as FC Twente were held to a 1-1 draw at Roda JC. Eljero Elia had put McClaren's men ahead but Oper struck with six minutes to go.

Sonko adds strength to Stoke's defences

Stoke City have signed the defender Ibrahima Sonko on a three-year deal from Reading for a fee which could be worth up to £2.25m, the club announced yesterday.

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