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Ajax coach Frank de Boer has demoted Mounir El Hamdaoui to the reserves.

Ajax coach Frank de Boer has made the decision to demote flamboyant attacker Mounir El Hamdaoui to the reserves until further notice.

The Morocco international scored once in the Amsterdam side's 5-1 KNVB Beker semi-final win over RKC on Thursday evening, but De Boer wasn't too satisfied with El Hamdaoui's performance and replaced him at half-time.

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El Hamdaoui reportedly reacted furiously after being substituted and this didn't go down well with the Ajax gaffer.

"Mounir is a bit more complicated than the other players. However, what happened at half-time in the match against RKC is really not done," De Boer was quoted as saying during a press conference.

It's not the first time that El Hamdaoui is involved in a conflict with De Boer. The former AZ star previously called in sick for well over a month after being benched for the Champions League game away against Milan earlier this season.

It's not yet known how long El Hamdaoui will ply his trade with the reserves, but the attacker won't be part of the Ajax squad that takes on AZ at the weekend.

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