Ajax in talks to sign Hamburg coach Jol

BERLIN - Dutch side Ajax Amsterdam are in talks to sign Hamburg SV coach Martin Jol, the German club said on Tuesday. "There are talks," Hamburg chairman Horst Becker told Sportbild magazine's online edition. Former Tottenham Hotspur coach Jol, who joined Hamburg last year, steered the team to the UEFA Cup and German Cup semi-finals, while finishing the season in fifth place and clinching a Europa Cup spot.