Former Ajax boss Alfred Schreuder in talks with Olympiacos

According to Voetbal International, Alfred Schreuder is in the picture to become the new manager of Greek side Olympiacos. The former Ajax head coach is said to be in Athens at the moment to hold talks with the club.

Schreuder was appointed Ajax manager at the start of this season following the departure of Erik ten Hag to Manchester United. The season started superbly for Ajax under Schreuder. The 50-year-old guided the club to five wins in their first five league games along with an impressive 4-0 victory over Rangers in the Champions League. Ajax went on to suffer heavy group stage defeats to Liverpool and Napoli, which weren’t a good look for the club seeing as though they had reached the Champions League last 16 the season before.

In January, Schreuder was sacked by Ajax following a run of poor results. Two weeks after he departed the Johan Cruyff Arena, Leeds United contacted the Dutchman regarding their vacant manager’s position at the time. The Premier League side decided to pursue a move for Javi Gracia instead.

Now it seems Schreuder could become the new Olympiacos boss. If the former Club Brugge and Hoffenheim manager were to take the job in Greece, he’d have an incredibly tough task on his hands. The 47-time Greek Champions have recently dropped out of this season’s title race after suffering three defeats in their last three games. They currently sit 3rd in the Greek Super League. Olympiacos look set to miss out on the league title for the first time since the 2018/19 season. Alfred Schreuder knows what it takes to win trophies. Last season Club Brugge were crowned Belgian Champions under his management and FC Twente won four trophies between 2010 and 2012 with Schreuder as assistant manager.

GBeNeFN Hugo Hargreaves

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