A report from iNews claims Leeds United are set to appoint manager Alfred Schreuder after he was in attendance at Elland Road on Sunday afternoon to watch his potential new side suffer a 2-0 loss to bitter rivals Manchester United.
Leeds have endured a week of rejection following the decision to sack Jesse Marsch last Monday. Andoni Iraola, Ange Postecoglou, Marcelo Gallardo, Arne Slot and Carlos Corberan have all turned down Leeds – or denied links with us.
Now, Leeds look set to finally find some success. It comes after reports from the Mirror on Saturday suggested we may consider a move to bring in Steven Gerrard, despite his poor Aston Villa stint. It looks as if Schreuder is set to come in.
That is according to iNews. They report that the 50-year-old Dutch gaffer was in attendance at Elland Road. They say that he is in a strong position and was a guest of the club. He could be in place come Saturday’s game against Everton.
It is also claimed that Leeds may only appoint Schreuder until the end of the season, and then ‘take stock’. It might be that Leeds decide to go in a different direction at that point – or hand Schreuder an extended deal at Elland Road.
Leeds set to appoint Schreuder after he watched 2-0 defeat on Sunday
Schreuder is an intriguing choice. Plenty of proven quality as manager, but only in short stints. He worked as an assistant to Ronald Koeman at Barcelona – while starring as Club Brugge boss for 21 games, before moving to Ajax.
But at Ajax, it did not go to plan. Just 12 wins in 26 was not deemed good enough and in January, he was given his marching orders. So, plenty to prove, but Leeds look as though they are finally set to get a man in the door this week.