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Alfred Schreuder no longer in contention for Leeds United job

Former Ajax manager Alfred Schreuder is no longer in the running for the vacant position at Leeds United, reports The Athletic’s Phil Hay.

Leeds have been searching for a new manager since previous boss Jesse Marsch was sacked earlier this month.

The American had been in charge for just under a year, ending his stint with a 1-0 defeat to newly-promoted Nottingham Forest.

Several candidates have been touted for a move to Elland Road. Those linked include Feyenoord’s Arne Slot, Rayo Vallecano’s Andoni Iraola and former Argentina international Marcelo Gallardo.

Schreuder had also emerged as one of the leading contenders for the job, having been out of work since his departure from Ajax in January. The Dutchman had replaced Erik ten Hag at the Eredivisie giants but was dismissed after leaving them in fifth place.

This news was met with disapproval from large sections of Leeds’ fanbase, believing that the 50-year-old was not adequate in their push to avoid relegation.

However, according to journalist Phil Hay, Schreuder is no longer being considered for the vacancy at Leeds. He has now travelled back to the Netherlands, having reportedly been present at Leeds’ latest home fixture.

Following Marsch’s sacking, caretaker boss Michael Skubala has taken charge of two matches. He took a point from Old Trafford in an eventful 2-2 draw but fell to a 2-0 defeat against the same opponents this weekend. This has left the Yorkshire club just one point above the relegation zone.

The next two fixtures are potentially crucial in Leeds’ bid for survival. They travel to Goodison Park to face 18th-placed Everton next weekend before a home clash with bottom-of-the-table Southampton in the following week.

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