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Ajax formalizes the arrival of Alfred Schreuder!

Alfred Schreuder will leave Club Brugge to coach Ajax Amsterdam from next season. The Dutch club announced it Thursday on its site. Schreuder has signed a contract until June 30, 2024. He will succeed Erik ten Hag, who will take charge of Manchester United.

Schreuder had managed Bruges since last January and the departure of Philippe Clement to Monaco.

It will be a return to Ajax for the 49-year-old Dutch coach, who was Ten Hag’s assistant from January 2018 to June 2019. He then trained Hoffenheim for a season and then served as Ronald Koeman’s assistant in Barcelona between August 2020 and October 2021. His career on the bench also includes a move to Speed ​​as an assistant (January-June 2009), an adventure in Twente (2009 -2015), where he was assistant to Michel Preud’homme and head coach in 2014-2015, and a first stay at Hoffenheim (2015-2018), as assistant to Julian Nagelsmann and Huub Stevens.

With Brugge, he could win his first title as head coach on Sunday. Since taking office, he has totaled 13 wins, 3 shares and only 1 defeat in 17 league games.

“Becoming the head coach of Ajax is an honor and for me an exceptional opportunity that I seize with both hands,” responded Schreuder in the press release from his future club. “I also think it’s very nice to come back, because during the eighteen months that I worked at Ajax, I really enjoyed this club.”

“I would like to win trophies in Amsterdam with a team that plays attractive football,” he added. “With a good balance between the best experienced players and the many great talents. But first I want to end the season successfully at Club Brugge. Saying goodbye with the title is very important and I will do everything to make it happen. reach.”

Ajax chief executive Edwin van der Sar described Schreuder as a “tactically strong coach with good and varied training sessions”. “He has gained experience as a head and assistant coach in top clubs in different countries and competitions,” added Van der Sar, who says he is “convinced that he will be able to continue the path started” by Ajax a few years ago.

Ajax clinched their 36th Dutch league title on Wednesday.

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