New Ajax manager Marcel Keizer spoke to the NOS about his goals and the style of play he is hoping to install. He also elaborated on the choice of Joel Veltman as the new captain of Ajax.

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Keizer said on being picked as Peter Bosz’s successor, ”I did not doubt for a second if I should become Ajax manager or not. If you get such a chance you have to take it. I was able to work together with the club in selecting my backroom staff with Aaron Winter joining us.”

He added on his goals,”It’s the normal objective of Ajax to become champions. Our short term goal is to reach the Champions League and I believe it is possible

On his squad, ”Our squad in terms of first team players has only changed in two positions. In terms of the whole squad there are more changes with players returning to the club from loan’s and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has returned to the club too.

”If you look at the way Ajax play and the players we have at the club we can make progress and that is what we intend to do. We have a good squad in order to get results.”

On Friday, Joel Veltman was confirmed as the new Ajax captain, replacing the departed Davy Klaassen. Keizer said on his decision, “I have chosen Joel Veltman to be the successor to Davy Klaassen as Ajax captain. The reason is because he has come through the youth set up here at Ajax to enter into the Ajax first team so I believe it is a logical step to chose Joel Veltman who was vice captain anyway.”

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