Ajax Win Record 4th Dutch Title in a Row as Frank de Boer's Team March On

Will Tidey@willtideySenior Manager, GlobalApril 27, 2014

Ajax's coach Frank de Boer gestures during the Champions League Group H soccer match between Ajax Amsterdam and Celtic Glasgow at ArenA stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. Ajax won the match with a 1-0 score. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Peter Dejong

Ajax claimed a fourth successive Dutch league title on Sunday with a 1-1 draw against Heracles Almelo.

It is the first time in the illustrious history of Ajax the club have won their domestic title four years in a row.

As per Reuters:

Lasse Schone's early goal set up Ajax for an afternoon of celebration but Simon Cziommer's equaliser in the 22nd minute ensured a nervy finish as Ajax opened up an unassailable lead at the top of the table to seal the title.

Ajax suffered a shock 5-1 loss to PEC Zwolle in the Dutch Cup final in Rotterdam on April 20, but their league form has been unwavering in 2014.

To find Ajax's last Eredivisie defeat you have to go back to early November 2013, when they were beaten 1-0 at home by Vitesse.

Since then Frank de Boer's team have won 15 games and drawn six. With just one game of the season remaining, Ajax lead Feyenoord by four points after their draw on Sunday, ensuring the title will once again be theirs.

Former Ajax player de Boer was named the club's manager in 2010, having already spent time working their youth team.

His team won the title in his first season and have now done so in the three since. It's Little wonder de Boer's name is being linked with other big clubs—amongst them Tottenham, as per Luke Edwards of The Telegraph (via Tony Mogan of the International Business Times).

It seems doubtful, however, that Ajax would let him leave without a fight.


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