John Steen Olsen (79) stops at Ajax after 25 years: ‘I can confirm that’

After more than 25 years, John Steen Olsen stops as scout of Ajax. The 79-year-old Dane has confirmed this to the Danish BT. Olsen is the discoverer of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Christian Eriksen, among others.
Stopping Olsen is not very surprising: there have been rumors about it in Amsterdam for months. “I can confirm that I will stop as of July 1,” Olsen told BT. Seven years ago, he signed a contract that could be terminated unilaterally when it was enough for him. That moment has now arrived.
Olsen has been employed by Ajax as a scout since 1995. Thanks to him, players such as Zlatan and Eriksen came on the radar, but Viktor Fischer, Mohammed Kudus, Michael Laudrup and Jesper Gronkjaer were also pushed forward by Olsen.
In his active football career, Olsen played for FC Utrecht and Feyenoord, among others.