Ajax sack manager Schreuder after poor run of results

  • Alfred Schreuder is SACKED by Ajax to struggling to 7 games in a row without a win in the Eredivisie.

Ajax sack manager Schreuder after poor run of results
Ajax sack manager Schreuder after poor run of results

Ajax manager Alfred Schreuder has been sacked after his team’s dismal 1-1 draw with Volendam prolonged their losing streak.

Only a late equalizer from Ghanaian sensation saved the Dutch giants from more humiliation as they have only won two games since November 1.

The Dutch champions’ draw against a struggling Volendam team was the last straw for Schreuder, who has struggled since taking over for Erik ten Hag this season and has reportedly faced a revolt from his players in the dressing room.

Thursday’s draw was Schreuder’s sixth in the last nine games at the helm, and pressure had begun to mount on his shoulders with the fanbase growing increasingly impatient.

Immediately following the poor result in midweek, the club released a statement, which read: ‘Ajax has immediately suspended Alfred Schreuder. The trainer’s contract was valid until June 30, 2024, but will now be terminated immediately.


‘The many points lost and the team’s lack of development are the main reasons for this decision. The club management no longer has confidence in further cooperation.‘The collaboration with assistant coach Matthias Kaltenbach will also be terminated.’

But with Ajax fifth in the Eredivisie, seven points behind leaders Feyenoord after 18 matches, they decided to part ways with the former Club Brugge coach.

“This is a painful decision, but it’s necessary,” Ajax chief executive Edwin van der Sar said in a statement. “Regardless of the good start to the season, we lost a lot of unnecessary points. The football itself was precarious too.

“Due to the World Cup, we had an and long break during the winter. We gave Alfred our time and trust to change the way things were going. It became clear to us that he could not change the tide.”

Since defeating RKC Waalwijk on October 23, Ajax has gone without a league victory, and they have drawn their previous six Eredivisie games.


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