Assistant trainer Alfred Schreuder of Ajax is director spelerszaken Marc Overmars grateful that he, despite his ongoing contract in Amsterdam, may leave for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim to be there next season, head coach to be.
Schreuder made in January, 2018 understand the transition from Hoffenheim náár Ajax, where he has since assistant trainer Erik ten Hag. The Bundesliga club early Schreuder about 2.5 week ago to next summer to return as the successor of head coach Julian Nagelsmann, that next season coach of RB Leipzig.
“In the first instance, was startled Overmars,” says Schreuder Wednesday in The Telegraph. “But I’m very grateful how he had to Hoffenheim has drawn up. Marc knows like no other that you do not quickly get when something in a person’s head. It is a great challenge that I now as a head coach.”
The 46-year-old Schreuder signed Tuesday a contract to mid-2022 at Hoffenheim, which is reportedly a little less than a million euro to pay until 2020 current contract with Ajax to buy. “That indicates to them that I wanted it to be,” said Schreuder, who not long after had to think about the offer.
“I felt that this is a great opportunity. The Bundesliga is great. I know the club, the philosophy, approach and ambition and that all fit in to me. They want young guys to fit in and work with a mix of youth and experience. It is a little bit of the Ajax of Germany.”
Erik ten Hag and Alfred Schreuder. (Photo: Pro Shots)
‘A lot of players and people from the staff are happy for me’
The transition comes nevertheless as a surprise, because Schreuder makes as an assistant At the Hag still a successful season at Ajax. The Locals reached for the first time since 2002/2003 in the quarter finals of the Champions League, for the first time since 2014 in TOTO KNVB Cup final and still in abundance in the titelrace.
“A lot of players and people from the staff are happy for me and give me the transfer, but also find it a pity that I go away”, says Schreuder, who stood in his place feels at Ajax after he between October 2015 and January 2018 all as an assistant coach at Hoffenheim worked.
“Erik ten Hag, red.) has me this season, a large degree of freedom given and that is fine. We have a great division of labour, where I got a part for my account please and Erik, of course, also a large area. I’m an assistant with a lot of freedom. From now on, the focus is also entirely on Ajax.”
The Locals resume the league after the interlandperiode on Sunday, march 31, with the top match against PSV in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. The heenduel with Juventus in the quarter-finals of the Champions League is on Wednesday 10 april. Next season will be Christian Poulsen, the tasks of Schreuder as an assistant.
Ajax see Schreuder to Hoffenheim to leave, Poulsen new assistant
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