Manager Alfred Schroeder, who succeeded Eric ten Haag, has been sacked.
On the 27th (Korean time), Ajax said on the club website, “We have immediately terminated the contract with manager Schroeder, which was originally until the summer of 2024. The recent sluggish performance and slow development are the main reasons for the hardship. “I’m leaving,” he said officially.
Ajax has had a change in the head coach ahead of this season. This is because Ten Haag, who has led the team since 2017, left for Manchester United. Ten Haag managed Ajax for five years, winning three Dutch Eredivisie titles. Last season, too, beat PSV Eindhoven by 2 points and ascended to the throne.
Schroeder is the person who took over the leadership of Ajax following Ten Hag. He played mainly on the Dutch stage during his playing days, and even after entering his coaching career, he worked as a manager and assistant coach at Twente and Ajax. In January 2022, he took over as manager of Belgian side Club Brugge, but was transferred to Ajax four months later. 스포츠토토
However, he had to go through hardships so that he could not complete the entire season. The start was good. Even while key players such as Anthony and Lisandro Martinez left, they won six consecutive wins in the early stages of the league. Even until October of last year, they were at the top of the league with a good record of 9 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in 11 matches.
In the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL), Napoli and Liverpool unfortunately failed to reach the round of 16 after finishing third in the group. However, by advancing to the play-offs of the UEFA Europa League (UEL), there was still a chance of performance in European competitions. Ajax are scheduled to face Union Berlin in mid-February.
But recently it has been drastically shaken. After losing 1-2 against ‘rivals’ PSV in early November, the club went on a winless streak of six matches. He scored 9 points and conceded 10 while in a 7-game winless swamp. This is in stark contrast to the previous 11 games, 38 points and 10 conceded goals. In the end, the Ajax side ended up accompanying Schroeder.