Marco van Basten has confirmed that he has held talks with Ajax over the manager's position with the club.
Adrie Koster is to remain in charge at the Amsterdam ArenA until the end of the season, but the club have spoken with Van Basten.
Van Basten, who is set to lead Holland at the Euro 2008 finals in Austria and Switzerland in the summer before stepping down, explained that talks are ongoing.
"Last week I had a talk with Ajax. We talked about my thoughts on working there," he said.
"It is early days. I understand there is another candidate. There will be another talk next week."
Meanwhile, Edgar Davids will serve a two-match ban following his two-footed challenge on Edison Mendez in the 2-0 defeat to PSV Eindhoven.
Davids was handed a straight red card and his suspension came into effect from Sunday's victory over Feyenoord.
Ajax have also tied six youth players to the club until summer 2011.
Rodney Sneijder - younger brother of former Ajax midfielder Wesley - Roly Bonevacia, Ricardo van Rhijn, Bryan Ottenhoff, Jeffrey Dekker and Rik Schouw have all put pen to paper on new deals.