THE HAGUE, May 3 (Xinhua) -- The 31st league title of Ajax was jubilated by players, staff, fans and former legends such as Johan Cruijff.
"I want to congratulate all players, coaches and all involved in the 31st Championship of Ajax," the now 65-year-old Cruijff wrote in his column on Thursday in Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.
"My compliments! Especially the way the title was won, With thirteen wins in a row, a feat rarely seen in the Eredivisie."
"This is a basis to continue," Cruijff added. "That is the positive side of a season with two faces. There was this very strong ending, but also this bad start. If you are 13 points behind the leaders, you normally don't have a chance anymore."
Ajax secured the second consecutive championship under guidance of Frank de Boer by beating VVV-Venlo 2-0 on Wednesday in the Amsterdam. With one match remaining, the Amsterdam based giants are six points clear on top of the Dutch Eredivisie.
The Dutch record champions had a controversial year with not only a bad first half of the season, but also lots of noise from the sidelines.
Club legend Johan Cruijff started his "revolution" to restructure the club and especially the youth academy in September 2010, but this process is still not finished.
However, the first team of Ajax managed to resist the outside unrest and prolong its title.