The Ajax youngsters that could follow Dave Vos to Rangers
Rangers are expected to name Ajax youth coach Dave Vos as their new assistant manager by the end of the week.
De Telegraaf have reported that Vos has told the Dutch side that he will be leaving to become part of Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s backroom staff.
The new Rangers boss has been busy making additions to his coaching team since his Ibrox appointment last week, with Roy Maakay, Arno Phillips and Yori Bosschart already joining him in Glasgow.
However, the appointment of Vos is surely the most exciting of the lot given his background and pedigree.
After coaching in AZ Alkmaar’s academy, Vos joined Ajax in 2009 and has played a key role in developing the next generation of talent over the last decade.
Matthijs de Ligt, Donny van de Beek and Frenkie de Jong are just three of the players he has been involved in helping through the ranks.
This season, he has been in charge of Ajax’s Under-18s and there are plenty of exciting talents in the squad that could follow Vos to Rangers.
Most notably is winger Amourricho van Axel Dongen, who The Sun described as a “wonderkid” when he was linked with a move to Chelsea at the age of 15 last year.
Van Axel Dongen scored what is set to prove to be the last goal of Vos’s tenure, converting a penalty against Besiktas in the UEFA Youth League on Wednesday night.
Chelsea, along with Manchester City, have also been linked with 16-year-old midfielder Gabriel Misehouy who has four goals to his name this season.
Top scorer for the Under-18s is Eskild Dall, a Danish youth international.
Of course all these youngsters have huge potential and will have their sights on breaking into the Ajax first team or a move to one of Europe’s top clubs.
However, the pull of working under Vos again could work in Rangers’ favour, with van Bronckhorst surely keen to freshen up his squad with younger faces.
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