Alfred Schreuder set for remarkable return to Club Brugge to replace Scott Parker

Het Nieuwsblad are reporting that Scott Parker could be set to be relieved of his duties as soon as tomorrow. In his place the side are looking to bring Alfred Schreuder back to manage the side. The former Hoffenheim man left the club in the summer to take over from Erik Ten Haag at Ajax, but was sacked after he failed to carry on the success of his predecessor. Now, after their 5-1 humiliation in Lisbon, it appears that Club Brugge will turn to Schreuder again to help save their season.

Last campaign, after Phillipe Clement departed for Monaco midway through the season, Schreuder was brought in and managed to steer the side to a third successive title, ending the fairy tale campaign for Union St Gilloise. Since leaving Ajax Schreuder was linked to the Leeds job, but did not end up at Elland Road.

Since taking over from Karl Hoefkens in January, Parker has failed to turn around Club’s fortunes. He won just twice, against Zulte Waregem and Gent, taking 12 points from a possible 30. After their 3-0 defeat to relegation threatened Oostende last Friday, HNB understood that the Club Brugge hierarchy had already made up their mind that Parker would not be in the hotseat again for the 2023/2024 campaign.

However, after the capitulation in Lisbon, it seems that a decision has been made to cut their losses now and bring Schreuder back to hopefully steer them to a top four finish and some form of European football next year. The title looks long gone, but with Schreuder they know that he can make this side perform to a title winning level.

GBeNeFN | Ben Jackson

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