Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf claim Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani pulled the plug on a move to bring Alfred Schreuder to Elland Road until the end of the season – despite Victor Orta being ‘convinced’ he would keep Leeds up.
Schreuder, 50, was at Elland Road on Sunday. Having been sacked by Ajax towards the end of January, the Dutchman was strongly linked with Leeds over the weekend. But, on Monday, Sky say that Leeds had decided against a move.
Now, De Telegraaf report how the decision of bringing in Schreuder quickly unraveled. The report claims that Orta was all for the appointment of the Dutchman. Reaction from fans on social media was not a good one, in boss Schreuder.
The report says while Orta was a fan of Schreuder and perhaps, the man behind a move for the Dutch boss – Radrizzani quickly ended our pursuit. It might be Radrizzani listened to fans on social media, and stopped a move to bring him in.
Leeds owner Radrizzani pulled plug on Schreuder move despite Orta
In what has been a disastrous pursuit to replace Jesse Marsch – Leeds have got two things right. The first being the initial sacking of Marsch. It was the correct decision to sack him. But, the lack of planning to replace him, was lacking.
Ange Postecoglou, Andoni Iraola, Carlos Corberan, Arne Slot and Marcelo Gallardo have rejected Leeds. Radrizzani has been active on Twitter – earning criticism. But, he has got one more thing right – blocking a move for boss Schreuder.
So, where do Leeds turn now? Reports say that Leeds could go in for Nuno Espirito Santo or Steven Gerrard. The latter was sacked by Aston Villa while Santo is in the Middle East. Leeds need a man in charge in the next 48 hours, ideally.