Sven Mislintat (foto: /)
Ajax has announced the initiation of an internal investigation against their Technical Director, Sven Mislintat, over suspicions of abusing his position for personal gain.
Ajax of Amsterdam is currently in a sports crisis, having not started a new season this poorly since 1965. Now, they face a potential new scandal that could see German Sven Mislintat, who oversaw a major team overhaul this summer with Ajax spending over 100 million euros, removed from his position as technical director.
Dutch broadcaster NOS discovered last weekend that Ajax had signed Croatian international Borna Sosa during the summer. Sosa is represented by the German agency AKA Global. This same agency partially owns Mislintat's company, Matchmetrics GmbH, which specializes in analyzing and processing various data about footballers.
When Ajax entered into a contract with Mislintat, they were aware of his business connection with Matchmetrics. However, they were not informed that the company had ownership ties with a player representation agency, specifically involved in Borna Sosa's transfer. On the last day of the transfer window, Sosa moved to Ajax from Stuttgart for 8 million euros.
Ajax announced today that they were unaware of the connection between AKA Global and Matchmetrics. Based on the information obtained, they will launch an internal investigation into the matter, involving external collaborators and a forensic accountant. Ajax also stated that Mislintat has informed the club that he will be fully available to investigators and will provide all relevant documentation.