Ajax have announced Alfred Schreuder as their new head coach – who will be replacing Erik Ten Hag starting next season. Ten Hag has already been announced as the new Manchester United manager and will be leaving the club for the Premier League.
In his final season with Ajax, he was able to guide them to a 36th Eredivisie title this season with a 5-0 win against Heerenveen in their last home game.
Schreuder was an assistant to Ten Hag at Ajax for 18 months and with Ronald Koeman at Barcelona last season. He has been head coach at Twente and Bundesliga club Hoffenheim and at Brugge from January.
They have come from behind to lead the Belgian league in the season’s closing stages and will seal the title if they win on Sunday.
“Becoming head coach at Ajax is an honour and a great opportunity that I will grab with both hands. I’m also excited to return here because I enjoyed the one and a half years I’ve worked at Ajax very much. I wish to win prizes here in Amsterdam, with a team that plays attractive football.
“With a good balance between experienced top players and very big talents. But first I want to end the season with Club Brugge successfully. I want to say goodbye with a title, that is very important to me and I will do my absolute best to accomplish that.”
Schreuder has signed a contract with Ajax until June 2024, with the option for a third year.
He was previously an assistant coach under Erik Ten Hag during their impressive 2018/19 campaign and has now returned after a spell as head coach at Club Brugge.
Schreuder Also has formed part of the Ajax like assistant of Have Hag during the season 2018-18, a brilliant course for the team of Ámsterdam that arrived until the semifinals of the Champions, where they fell in front of the Tottenham Hotspur.
Nevertheless, it has warned that first, it has to attend his commitments during what subtracts of the season in Belgium: “With a good balance between the best players experienced and big talents. But first I want to finish the season with the Witches successfully. I want to sack me with a title, this is very important for me and will do all the possible to attain it”.
One of the challenges for Schreuder will be to revalidate the title of the Dutch football recently achieved by the Ajax, which has topped after winning by 5-0, achieving like this his third title of the consecutive way in the tournament of the regularity.