He will replace Martin van Geel, who left recently with the rest of the outgoing administration. Blind had been employed as technical director at Sparta Rotterdam, with his new employers successfully negotiating the terms of his release.
Incoming head coach Marco van Basten told the club´s official website, www.ajax.nl: "I am very happy that Danny has joined us. Because of the departure of Martin, I would have too many affairs on my plate."
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