Leeds United closing in on new manager, likely Alfred Screuder - Sky Sports
Leeds United are likely “closing in” on making former Ajax boss Alfred Schreuder their new manager, Sky Sports News announced on Monday morning (13 February).
Schreuder, 50, is in line to take the reins at Elland Road following the sacking of Jesse Marsch and could be appointed before the clash against Everton on Saturday, 18 February. [I News, 12 February]
Speaking live on Sky Sports News, Tom White shared the news that the club have been left frustrated in their search, with Schreuder spotted watching the Premier League match against Manchester United on Sunday.
He said: “We do actually have an update on this; it’s breaking news regarding Leeds’ new boss, and the former Ajax manager Alfred Schreuder is in contention to take over as head coach.
“He was at Elland Road yesterday, we’ve had that confirmed now, and Leeds have been frustrated in their search to find a successor to Jesse Marsch, as their primary targets have been unavailable.
“But Schreuder, who succeeded Erik ten Hag at Ajax, is available. He didn’t last very long there, he was sacked last month.
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“So Leeds are now closing in on a new manager, and that is looking like the former Ajax boss Alfred Schreuder.”
After a week that would have felt like a year to many Leeds fans, the club have seemingly finally settled on the man who will take over the job of manager at Elland Road.
The road to this point has certainly been full of twists and turns, with moves for West Brom boss Carlos Corbern, Andoni Iraola and Arne Slot all falling through in the past few days.
After another defeat in the Premier League, it was necessary that the club instil a new manager as soon as possible, and in Schreuder, they have a man who comes with pedigree, as well as experience.
Although he had a poor track record at Ajax, where he was quickly sacked earlier this season, he has previously been an assistant at Barcelona and led Club Brugge to a dominant league title in 2022.
His teams notoriously look to dominate possession and dictate the pace of the game, so it will be interesting to see how he instils this at Elland Road.
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