Former Leeds United managerial target Alfred Schreuder is set for a new job in the United Arab Emirates at Al Ain.
That is according to Ajax Show Time, who report Schreuder is on the verge of sealing his first job since a disastrous spell in the Dutch capital earlier this season.
Schreuder was appointed as Erik ten Hag’s successor at Ajax last season but was unable to replicate the now Manchester United manager’s success at the Amsterdam ArenA.
The 50-year-old lasted just over six months during his time at Ajax, winning 12 of his 26 matches in charge, no where near the standard expected at a club who had won three of the last four Eredivisie titles.
Schreuder was considered by Leeds
Schreuder was among the list of candidates considered by Victor Orta to replace Jesse Marsch at Leeds back in February.
Talks had even progressed so far that Schreuder was in attendance at Elland Road for Leeds’ 2-0 defeat to Manchester United, a game in which Michael Skubala took caretaker charge of.
However, based on his dismal spell at Ajax, Leeds supporters strongly opposed the appointment of Schreuder and as such, talks abruptly came to an end.
Given Schreuder has been unable to land another job in Europe since his Ajax dismissal in January, Leeds did not seemingly miss out too much on him becoming their new boss, even despite their struggles since then.
Al Ain, the side in which Schreuder is set to take over, are the most successful club from the UAE, though it remains a significant step down from Ajax.
Him even coming under consideration is just yet more evidence Orta was not good enough in his role as sporting director at Leeds.