Ajax claimed their thirty fifth Dutch league title on Sunday with a 4-0 victory over Emmen that gave the Amsterdam giants the Eredivisie crown with three video games to spare.
Jurrien Timber, Sebastien Haller, Davy Klaassen and Devyne Rensch scored for Ajax in a recreation performed in entrance of empty stands on the Johan Cruyff Area resulting from anti-Covid measures.
The win offers Erik ten Hag’s aspect an unassailable 14-point benefit over second-place PSV Eindhoven, who might solely draw 2-2 towards Heerenveen afterward Sunday.
Ajax introduced on Friday they’d prolonged coach Ten Hag’s contract till 2023, ending rumours he was headed to Borussia Dortmund within the Bundesliga or Tottenham within the Premier League.
“I’m completely satisfied in Amsterdam and the administration have assured me that the present squad shall be retained and even strengthened in sure positions,” stated Ten Hag, who has coached Ajax since 2017.
Regardless of calls from the authorities to keep away from gatherings, 1000’s of followers gathered across the stadium, in keeping with Dutch information company ANP.
Ajax accomplished the Dutch double two weeks after beating Vitesse Arnhem 2-1 within the Dutch Cup last.
No champion was topped final season, which was halted in early March by the pandemic, with Ajax main the desk after having received the league in 2019.
They’ve continued their home dominance after promoting a number of stars of the 2018-19 staff which reached the Champions League semi-finals, together with Matthijs de Ligt to Juventus and Frenkie de Jong to Barcelona.
Membership president Edwin van der Sar stated forward of the win towards Emmen the four-time European champions have “legit ambitions” within the Champions League over the following few seasons.
“Ten years in the past, our objective was to return the membership to the highest echelons of European soccer. I believe I can say that we’ve got saved our phrase,” he stated.
“The subsequent objective is to win a continental title and make Ajax a worldwide model. We’re working onerous in direction of that, not solely on the sporting stage but in addition on social networks and advertising.”