Ajax have parted ways with manager Maurice Steijn after just four months in charge following their dreadful start to the Eredivisie season.
The shambolic start to the season has left the Dutch side second bottom of the league. Ajax finished third last term, but they have only mustered a single win from their opening seven matches and conceded 16 goals this season.
Ajax is currently 17th in the Eredivisie league table and third in the Europa League table.
In a statement on Monday, Ajax confirmed that Steijn has agreed to step down with immediate effect.
The statement read: “Ajax and Maurice Steijn will part ways with immediate effect. The club management and Steijn have agreed that the coach will step down from his position. Steijn (Den Haag, November 20, 1973) transferred from Sparta Rotterdam to Ajax this summer and signed a contract until June 30, 2026.”
Ajax Chief Executive Jan van Halst said: “We have worked intensely and professionally together over the last few months. But the sporting successes and the development of the team were lacking.
“That is why we decided to sit down together again today. This time, Maurice also expressed his concerns on whether he was the right man in the right place. Together, we decided that it would be best to part ways. Hedwiges Maduro will do the honours for the coming period.