Ajax Defender Bruno Silva: Marco van Basten Out Or I'm Gone!

Right-back Bruno Silva has made it clear that he's not too happy with Ajax coach Marco van Basten and has threatened to quit the club if his boss is not ousted...
Uruguayan right-back Bruno Silva left Eredivisie outfit Groningen for Ajax around a year ago and immediately developed into an important first team member. However, Silva has lost his spot in the starting XI since the arrival of coach Marco van Basten.

"We missed several important players for the match against ADO Den Haag, so I expected to be part of the matchday squad,” Silva told Sportweek. “However, I was told that they expected me to train with the reserves.

"I started crying as soon as I returned home. I'm not ashamed to tell you something like that. I enjoy being at Ajax and it really is a beautiful club - I can't stay here like this though.

"I'm really upset and angry with my current situation. I don't understand why Van Basten is treating me like this. I never did anything to deserve such treatment.

"It looks like he had a starting XI in mind the day he got here and I'm apparently not part of his plans. It’s very strange because I proved my worth at Ajax last season.

"Palermo and Roma were both interested in signing me last winter but Van Basten refused to let go of me because he still needed me. Why am I not even part of the match squad?

“I want to go the World Cup in South Africa in 2010. I’m still a regular with Uruguay, but I need regular first team football in order to keep it that way. Therefore, I want to leave Ajax if Van Basten is staying.”

Stefan Coerts, Goal.com