By Mark Smith

14th Feb, 2023 | 9:30am

Leeds United agreed on terms with Alfred Schreuder to become their new manager over the weekend before pulling the plug, according to 90min.

The online outlet has reported on its website that Andrea Radrizzani pulled the club away despite the former Ajax boss watching the 2-0 defeat against Manchester United.

Schreuder held lengthy talks with Victor Orta before fan backlash and an apparent “lack of experience” in England brought to an end his potential appointment at Elland Road.

Writing in his latest piece for 90min, Graeme Bailey shared all of the news on the saga that was Schreuder over the weekend and start of this week as it threatened to explode.

“Schreuder attended Sunday’s loss to Manchester United, as 90min confirmed, and held lengthy talks with the club’s hierarchy including sporting director Victor Orta,” he wrote.

“Terms were agreed with his representatives, but Leeds’ chairman Andrea Radrizzani pulled the club away from the deal.

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“Sources have told 90min that Schreuder’s lack of experience in England and recent performances were real concerns. It is also believed that fan reaction, which was almost unanimously negative, also played a part in the deal not being greenlighted by Radrizzani.”

Same Old.

This is classic Radrizzani.

There is absolutely no chance that this had anything to do with a so-called lack of experience in England, because if it did, why would terms have been agreed and lengthy talks held in the first place?

Orta and Radrizzani have once again messed things up at Elland Road thinking they know best, and if it was not for the fans, they would have gone ahead with this appointment.

Leeds fans are the most powerful in the country, and the only positive is that the board and Radrizzani actually listened to all of the outrage on social media.

The same thing happen when they tried to change the club badge to that monstrosity, something which also didn’t happen after fans spoke out and made their feelings clear.

Now we are all back to step one, and more names will be thrown into the media before we know who the next man in charge could be in West Yorkshire – what a joke.

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