Bosz, (52) who joined Maccabi in January 2016 kept an unbeaten record in 23 matches 19 of which were in the League as well as guiding the team  to the State Cup Final.

Maccabi’s Sports Director Jordi Cruyff  told the clubs’ official website: “We would like to thank Peter for his contribution and leadership over the  five months he spent as Maccabi Tel Aviv’s head coach. To takeover a team during a season is never  an easy task but Peter managed to do that with ease before we narrowly missed out on the league title. Peter is very ambitious and we are sad to see him go but I am sure that everyone connected with Maccabi Tel Aviv would like to extend their wishes to Peter and Hendri Kruzen ahead of their new roles at AFC Ajax and wish them all the best”.

Peter Bosz said: “I would like to thank everyone who is connected with Maccabi Tel Aviv from the bottom of my heart: the players, staff, both at Kiryat Shalom and the offices, the fans and of course Mitch Goldhar, Martin Bain and Jordi Cruyff. I never planned to move to Tel Aviv and then leave after five months, but, I have been given a once in a lifetime opportunity to manage Ajax. I always tell my children that they should follow their dreams and for me to manage this club in Holland is a dream. Some of my happiest times have been in Israel and both myself, my assistant Hendri and my wife are so sad to be leaving a truly wonderful club and a fantastic city and country. It is a time in our lives we will always cherish and will never forget”.