Amsterdam Arena legend wants former players to have a bigger say in the club so the board have quit.
Ajax football club are in meltdown following the board of directors resigning after a dispute with legend Johan Cruyff.
According to reports in the Netherlands, Cruyff, who returned to the club last February, wants to implement a string of changes to help his former team.
But chief executive Rik van den Boog is unwilling to implement the reforms leading to the directors quitting on Wednesday blaming the “ongoing turmoil surrounding the club”.
The directors, including chairman Uri Coronel, announced their decision to quit at a meeting of the club’s council members, but will remain in place until their successors are named.
Ajax have not won the league title since 2004 nor the Champions League since 1995.
The Dutch giants are third in the Eredivisie and were knocked out of the last 16 of the Europa League by Spartak Moscow.
Cruyff wants manager Frank de Boer to have more power and former players Dennis Bergkamp and Wim Jonk to be given important coaching roles.
“It is about the importance of Ajax,” said Coronel. “We have taken this decision in the interests of the club.
“Johan Cruyff is not just anyone. He’s a demi-god here, or maybe a whole god.”
“It’s never good for a club when the board resign,” Cruyff told AT5.