AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Ajax says its board of directors will resign, the latest twist in a long-running struggle for control over the club.
In a statement Thursday the club said the directors -- including football great Johan Cruyff -- will leave "in the shortest possible term, once suitable replacements have been found that can count on broad support."
The move follows a Dutch court ruling Tuesday overturning the appointment of Louis van Gaal as CEO of Ajax. Cruyff opposed the appointment, made by the other four board members without his knowledge or consent.
Van Gaal coached a talented young Ajax team to the Champions League title in 1995, but fell out with Cruyff during his time at Barcelona.
Defending champion Ajax is sixth in the Dutch league standings.