‘Serious contender’ in attendance at Man Utd match two weeks after sack from last job
Leeds United have identified another candidate to replace Jesse Marsch as manager with a new target for Sunday’s game against Manchester United, according to the latest reports.
Marsch lost his job as Leeds boss earlier this month after less than a year in office. At the time of his sacking, Leeds were just outside the relegation zone on goal difference. Therefore, they want to entrust someone else with the task of maintaining them.
However, some of the options they considered were beyond their reach. The likes of Andoni Iraola and Arne Slot will not take the job.
It has led to lately Links to former Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard. But loud Daily Telegraph Reporter Mike McGrath is now seriously considering another candidate.
Just before the kick-off of their game against Man Utd on Sunday, McGrath tweeted that former Ajax manager Alfred Schreuder was present at Elland Road.
Schreuder was sacked by Ajax a few weeks ago but is already a “serious contender” to join Leeds in the Premier League lead. to McGrath.
Ajax handed Schreuder the chance to replace current Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag in the summer. But things didn’t go according to plan as the Dutch champions went haywire as they defended their title.
There were also strong allegations against Schreuder from Daley Blind when the former Man Utd defender left Ajax in January. According to Blind, Schreuder refused to speak to him in training after a half-time altercation of a disappointing game.
Schreuder must now restore his own reputation after Ajax decided he should leave as well.
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But the 50-year-old could land his next job fairly soon if Leeds decide he could be the right man to take them forward.
Before his time as Ajax coach, Schreuder was briefly in charge of Club Brugge, where he worked with former Leeds targets Noa Lang and Charles De Ketelaere. Before that he was Ronald Koeman’s assistant at Barcelona. In the past he also held management positions at Twente and Hoffenheim.
Leeds’ options are running out so he looks like a contender to succeed Marsch. It’s getting to a stage where the club just needs some stability to know who can lead them at least for the rest of the season.
Due to his recent past, there might be some concerns about Schreuder. However, every appointment deserves a chance and cannot be judged too much before beginning.
Leeds’ first game after getting rid of Marsch was a 2-2 draw with Man Utd midweek ahead of Sunday’s second leg. Michael Skubala, Paco Gallardo and Chris Armas are currently taking over the management on an interim basis.
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