De Telegraaf journalist Valentijn Driessen believes this week could be Alfred Schreuder’s last as the manager of Ajax.
Schreuder is under more pressure than ever following Ajax’s 2-1 defeat at home to PSV, with them now second to Ruud van Nistelrooy’s side in the league and out of the Champions League already thanks to heavy defeats to Napoli and Liverpool.
During the match against PSV, many fans called for Erik ten Hag’s replacement to be sacked by the club just a few months after he took charge.
In his column for De Telegraaf, Driessen predicted that the higher-ups at Ajax could well listen to the fans and relieve the Dutchman of his duties after this week.
“Don’t be surprised if Alfred Schreuder is on the bench at Ajax for the last time against Vitesse and FC Emmen this week,” he wrote. “The new coach continues to direct himself into a dead end.”
“Even someone without a trainer’s diploma can see that Schreuder’s team is sinking further and further as this season progresses.”
It would be a logical time to change managers with the club season about to be suspended for the World Cup, giving Ajax plenty of time to find a replacement.
However, the club will return to the top of the table if they win both matches this week, and the club could well decide to give Schreuder more time if so.
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