Maurice Steijn’s official debut as Ajax’s head coach ended in victory as they came from behind to defeat Heracles Almelo 4-1.

Jakov Medic, Branco van den Boomen and Benjamin Tahirovic all began in the Ajax eleven, along with Mohamed Kudus, who had not yet completed a move away from Amsterdam.

After half an hour, Gerónimo Rulli was brought off with a shoulder issue and Jay Gorter came on. Ajax had a lot of the ball, but Heracles led when Mario Engels took advantage of some sloppy defending.

Ajax equalised, though, in the eight-minute of injury time as Medic fired past Michael Brouwer to mark his debut with a goal.

Brouwer kept out Ajax in the second half before he was eventually beaten by Kudus in the 75th minute. New Ajax captain Steven Bergwijn then added a third in the 85th minute following a fine individual move.

Deep into injury time a penalty was awarded to Ajax following a handball and Bergwijn netted his second from the spot.

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