Thousands of Ajax fans celebrate league title win in city centre

Thousands of Ajax football supporters packed into Amsterdam’s Museumplein on Sunday evening to celebrate the club’s win over Twente, to take the Dutch league title.

Police said around 50,000 people had gathered to welcome the team, which won their first league title since 2004. At one point, officials urged no-one else to head for the area because it was full.
It is the 30th time the Amsterdam side has topped the premier division.
The 3-1 victory over Twente in the last match of the season is particularly significant given the management problems at Ajax, including the loss of trainer Martin Jol midway through the season.
New coach Frank de Boer, celebrating his 41st birthday, said it was the best birthday of his life. ‘It is fantastic for the supporters,’ De Boer said. ‘They have waited so long for this.’
‘This is fantastic after all the problems of the past few weeks,’ said chairman Uri Coronel, who is standing down following a public dispute with Johan Cruijff about the club’s direction.

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