SACKED Ajax boss Alfred Schreuder was in attendance for Leeds’ clash against Manchester United.

That’s after reportedly becoming a “serious contender” to replace Jesse Marsch.

Ex-Ajax boss Alfred Schreuder is a target for Leeds after watching their game against Man Utd


Ex-Ajax boss Alfred Schreuder is a target for Leeds after watching their game against Man UtdCredit: Getty

Schreuder, 50, could be set for an immediate return to football after being fired by Ajax last month.

The Telegraph claims the tactician is high on Leeds’ list following Marsch’s exit.

And an approach could soon be made after caretaker Michael Skubala took charge of Leeds’ consecutive games against United.

Schreuder has held several jobs since he was Erik ten Hag’s No2 in the Dutch capital five years ago.

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He managed German side Hoffenheim and Belgian outfit Brugge before replacing the now-United boss at Ajax last summer.

But Schreuder’s return did not go to plan, winning just 11 of his 20 league matches to leave the champions in fourth place.

However, Leeds sporting director Victor Orta is still said to be a big fan.

And talk of Schreuder taking charge at Elland Road heated up after he was seen watching Leeds’ Premier League battle against United on Sunday.


But should Schreuder get the job, he may need to accept he was Leeds’ FOURTH choice for the role.

The relegation battlers first failed with an approach for Carlos Corberan, who ended up penning a new deal with West Brom.

And Leeds were then rebuffed in their efforts to poach highly-rated Andoni Iraola from flying LaLiga minnows Rayo Vallecano.

But three was not the magic number for Orta when he was also snubbed by Arnie Slot on Friday.

The Feyenoord boss confirmed: “It is true that I will stay with Feyenoord, I can say that with this one. That is clear, fans do not have to be afraid.

“It was a compliment that a club like Leeds was interested, but we are doing something great with Feyenoord.

“We are in a great position in the league, the cup and Europe. There is no disappointment. It’s certainly not a punishment to stay here.”

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