Gerry Hamstra understands that the supporters of Ajax follow the developments at the club with suspicion. At the same time, the technical manager emphasizes that the team from Amsterdam – even after the departure of Marc Overmars – does not sit still.
Hamstra has taken over the duties of Overmars together with Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. “Marc Overmars meant a lot to the club. So if the technical director suddenly disappears, I understand that supporters wonder how to proceed. However, I think the latter would also have been the case if Marc had still been here,” he responds. in conversation with Ajax Life† “Only people would have had a better feeling about it, because he had been here for ten years.”
Football International reported on Wednesday that there is a good chance that Hamstra and Huntelaar will be able to outline technical policy in the capital for a longer period of time. They must make Overmars forget. “The internal transfer was handled quickly, because we worked closely together for a year,” says the former technical director of sc Heerenveen. “You never do this work alone. Knowledge is transferred daily between scouting, management and trainers. And we join the management meeting every week to go through football matters.”
Hamstra tries to take away the concerns of the Ajax fans. “We know one hundred percent what needs to be done. The white spots are known. There are scenarios. The first is: what do you want to have? We are working on that. The second scenario is: what happens if this or that person leaves “Who will be his replacement? The third scenario is the opportunity, but that is a continuous process. The lines with players and agents are all already running. We can switch quickly.”
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