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Liverpool Assistant Manager Pep Lijnders enters talks to become Ajax’s next manager

Pep Lijnders, Liverpool’s assistant manager, is getting ready to take on a fresh challenge as he talks about being the future manager of Ajax, a great European club.

Lijnders, who has been an important part of Liverpool’s coaching staff for a decade, has decided to go with Jurgen Klopp this summer.

The Dutchman’s likely move to Ajax would reunite him with former Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, who now plays for the Eredivisie club.

Lijnders, considered for his tactical ability and managerial potential, gained experience guiding Liverpool during Klopp’s absences, excelling at news conferences and managing the club throughout busy fixture schedules.

Klopp made it clear the Dutchman was looking to step up in the dugout, saying: “Pep especially is ready – ready to manage a football team and he wants to do that as well, so that’s great, together with Vitor.

“If you change, change properly. And they are ready for the future and I’m really happy about that. The most influential guy in the last years definitely in this club was Pep Lijnders. The job he did is absolutely exceptional. The inspiration he is for me is absolutely exceptional.

“The relationship we grew is absolutely exceptional. Outstanding, everything. And I’m really looking forward to follow his way and to support if necessary. And if I can, I will definitely do.”

Ajax is looking for consistency after changing coaches twice this season. With Maurice Steijn’s brief term and John van ‘t Schip acting in an interim capacity, Lijnders emerges as a probable candidate to lead the Amsterdam giants into a new era.

Lijnders, who amassed a wealth of knowledge and developed his skills under Klopp’s guidance, provides a wealth of experience and a winning attitude, having won at least eight medals during his time at Liverpool.

As negotiations grow, the football world eagerly awaits Lijnders’ potential hiring, which would signal a huge step forward in his managerial career.

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