OFFICIAL: Ajax confirm Schreuder’s appointment as Ten Hag’s replacement

Alfred Schroeder has been appointed by Ajax as permanent coach on a two-year contract.

Schroeder is set to officially join Ajax at the end of the current decade, replacing Eric Ten Hag, who was appointed as Manchester United coach.

“Ajax, Club Brugge, and Alfred Schroeder have reached an agreement on the transfer to Ajax. Schroeder will sign a two-year contract that begins after this season and ends on June 30, 2024. The agreement contains a third option. The season”, read a statement from the club.

Upon joining Ajax, the 49-year-old said, “Becoming head coach at Ajax is an honor and a great opportunity, which I will grab with both hands.”

“I am also excited to be back here because I have really enjoyed my year and a half working at Ajax. I hope to win trophies here in Amsterdam, with a team that plays attractive football. With a good balance of experience, the best players and great talent. But first I want to finish the season with Klopp. Brugge successfully. I want to say goodbye with a title, this is very important to me and I will do everything in my power to make it happen.”

Schroeder has been at the club before, working as an assistant for Ten Hag between 2018 and 2019.