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Alfred Schreuder 'set to STAY as Ajax manager' after crisis talks

Alfred Schreuder survives crisis talks and clings on as Ajax manager following his side’s six-game winless run – with the Dutch giants bringing in an ‘extra assistant’ to halt their slide down the table

  • Ajax are currently sitting in fifth place in the Eredivisie after a poor run of results
  • Manager Alfred Schreuder is under pressure, and seemed at risk of losing his job
  • He is now set to stay, and an extra assistant is likely to be added to his staff 

Ajax manager Alfred Schreuder is set to remain in his role after holding crisis talks with the club’s hierarchy following a six-game winless run, according to reports.

The Dutch giants were held to a 1-1 draw by Feyenoord on Sunday, leaving them down in fifth place in the Eredivisie.

Prior to that stalemate, several senior players including Dusan Tadic and Steven Berghuis requested a conversation with the team’s mental coach Joost Leenders to voice their concerns with the current coaching setup, as reported by De Telegraaf.

Alfred Schreuder (above) is set to stay as Ajax manager despite their six-game winless run

Several players have voiced concerns about the coaching staff at the club

Further discussions took place after the draw in Rotterdam, with Schreuder coming under increasing pressure after failing to guide his side to victory once more.

There was speculation that Schreuder could lose his job, but he is now expected to stay as manager, and the club have reportedly acknowledged that they have not kept all of their promises to him since his appointment as Erik ten Hag’s successor in July.

The club expect results to turn around quickly, though, and are targeting maximum points from their next four league games, which all come against sides currently in the bottom half. 

Schreuder is now in line to be given an extra assistant to add to his coaching staff, with the club hoping this will arrest their slide down the table.

Schreuder is set to be given an ‘extra assistant’ to add to his current coaching staff

It remains uncertain as to who could arrive in the dugout alongside Schreuder, who already has Matthias Kaltenbach, Michael Reiziger and Richard Witschge to call upon for advice.

According to Algemeen Dagblad, a number of players are not happy with Schreuder’s current assistants, and feel they should be taking more of the blame for the team’s current dip in form.

Former Ajax and Chelsea defender Winston Bogarde left his role as assistant coach last June, but several players would like to see him return to the club to help Schreuder’s side get back to their best. 

Ajax won back-to-back league titles with Bogarde in his role under Ten Hag between 2020 and 2022. 




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