Ajax have sacked head coach Alfred Schreuder after a poor run of outcomes.
Schreuder changed Erik ten Hag after his transfer to Manchester United on the finish of final season, and initially gave the impression to be a superb slot in Amsterdam, profitable his first six league video games and thrashing Rangers 4-0 in Ajax’s first Champions League recreation of the season.
Nonetheless, elimination from the Champions League group stage additionally led to kind dipping drastically within the Eredivisie, having not gained a league recreation since October, though that hole included a break for the 2022 World Cup.
Following Thursday’s 1-1 dwelling draw with strugglers Volendam, the membership determined to behave after failing to win any of their previous seven video games within the Eredivisie (D6 L1), leaving them fifth within the desk, seven factors behind leaders Feyenoord.
It’s Ajax’s joint-longest winless run in Eredivisie historical past (additionally seven in 1962, 1964 and 1965).
Ajax stelt Alfred Schreuder op non-actief.
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An announcement from the Dutch giants learn: “The numerous factors misplaced and the group’s lack of growth are the primary causes for this resolution.
“The membership administration now not has confidence in additional cooperation.”
Ajax confirmed that assistant coach Matthias Kaltenbach had additionally been dismissed.
The membership’s chief government Edwin van der Sar added: “It’s a painful resolution, but additionally a mandatory one.
“After a superb begin to the season, we then misplaced an pointless variety of factors… In current weeks it turned more and more clear that [Schreuder] couldn’t flip the tide, whereas we imagine that regardless of the numerous transfers he had a robust and championship worthy squad at his disposal.
“We’ve got additionally misplaced numerous factors in current weeks and sadly we didn’t see any progress.”