Membership Brugge supervisor Alfred Schreuder was appointed head coach of Dutch giants Ajax on Thursday, changing the massively profitable Erik ten Hag, who’s leaving for Manchester United.
“Ajax, Membership Brugge and Alfred Schreuder have reached an settlement a couple of switch to Ajax,” the membership mentioned in an announcement.
Schreuder, 49, will take the helm on the Netherlands’ most profitable membership subsequent month, along with his contract operating till June 30, 2024.
“Changing into head coach at Ajax is an honour and an ideal alternative for me, which I’ll seize with each palms,” mentioned Schreuder, who labored as Ten Hag’s assistant in 2018.
“It’s nice to be again, as a result of I had a good time at Ajax for the year-and-half I labored on the membership,” he added.
A former midfielder within the Dutch Eredivisie, Schreuder began his skilled profession at Feyenoord in 1991, earlier than retiring in 2009, enjoying for Vitesse.
He grew to become an assistant coach with the Arnhem-based membership the identical yr, earlier than switching to Twente till 2015.
After a stint as an assistant on the German TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, he went to Ajax, earlier than going again to the German membership.
In 2020 he joined Ronald Koeman as an assistant at Barcelona earlier than getting the top coach job at Membership Brugge.
“We all know Alfred as a tactically sturdy coach with a superb and versatile apply regime,” Ajax chief govt Edwin van der Sar mentioned.
“We’re very assured that he’ll have the ability to proceed the trail we took with Ajax just a few years in the past, each within the Eredivisie and within the UEFA Champions League,” Van der Sar mentioned.
Ten Hag on Wednesday celebrated Ajax’s thirty sixth nationwide title and the third in 4 accomplished seasons beneath his mentorship.
He is because of take over at Outdated Trafford in just a few weeks’ time.