By Daniel Feliciano

13th Feb, 2023 | 7:10pm

Leeds United board disagree over appointment of Alfred Schreuder, wont be new manager

Alfred Schreuder will not become the next manager of Leeds United after members of the board were against his appointment, according to VI.

The Whites had the Dutch coach at Elland Road for their Premier League clash with Manchester United on Sunday afternoon (12 February), but after talks with the club hierarchy he flew back to Holland and is no longer in contention for the job.

But it has now been reported that the former Ajax boss is out contention entirely because several members of the board weren’t convinced about hiring him, and therefore Leeds chose not to progress.

“Alfred Schreuder will not be the new head coach of Leeds United,” they wrote (13 February). 

“After a difference of opinion between the various club owners, the name of the Dutchman has been withdrawn.

“Schreuder’s appointment seemed to be a matter of time, but co-operation did not materialise.

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“Within Leeds, not everyone was in agreement about Schreuder’s arrival. The manager has now left England and will not be the new head coach of the current number seventeen of the Premier League. Leeds switches to other candidates.”

Good decision

If the board aren’t unanimous on making a decision for the new manager, then the correct decision is to move on to another candidate.

There were big question marks over Schreuder anyway, seeing as he was sacked by Ajax just a fortnight ago after struggling with them in a league they usually dominate.

Coming to Elland Road for a relegation battle likely wouldn’t have brought the best out of him, and with Leeds fans far from happy when the story broke anyway he would have had to hit the ground running to win people over.

Ultimately an appointment needs to be made quickly, but it has to be the right man otherwise the club will have no hope of survival and it would all have been for nothing.

The decision needs to be unanimous so everyone backs the new man, including the fans, and then Elland Road can be rocking to keep Leeds in the Premier League for next season too.

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