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The Dutch giants recently parted ways with manager Maurice Steijn after their dreadful start to the 2023-24 campaign saw them fall to the bottom of the Eredivisie.
In response, John van 't Schip has been appointed as the new manager on an interim basis but it appears that the Dutch side had someone else in their sights prior to Schip.
According to Dutch sports journalist Johan Derksen, former Chelsea assistant Henk ten Cate was approached but turned down the role in order to star in the show.
Derksen said: 'I heard that Henk ten Cate was approached first, because John van 't Schip was of course in that difficult situation with his wife'.
Former Chelsea assistant Henk ten Cate (R) reportedly turned down the Ajax job in order to star in a TV crime series
Ajax find themselves bottom of the Dutch league after a woeful start to the 2023-24 season
Van 't Schip's wife, Daniëlle, died last month from cancer however the 59-year-old still decided to take the role after being approached after Steijn's departure.
'Henk didn't do it for a very strange reason', Derksen continued. 'He will play the role of chief