Leeds United’s search for a new manager continues after they decided against appointing former Ajax coach Alfred Schreuder, sources have confirmed to 90min.
Schreuder attended Sunday’s loss to Manchester United, as 90min confirmed, and held lengthy talks with the club’s hierarchy including sporting director Victor Orta.
Terms were agreed with his representatives, but Leeds’ chairman Andrea Radrizzani pulled the club away from the deal.
Sources have told 90min that Schreuder’s lack of experience in England and recent performances were real concerns. It is also believed that fan reaction, which was almost unanimously negative, also played a part in the deal not being greenlighted by Radrizzani.
Leeds, who were rejected by their first three targets in Carlos Corberan, Andoni Iraola and Arne Slot, are now continuing to look at options.
Former Aston Villa and Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has shown an interest in the role and is being considered. Part of Gerrard’s team, should he be appointed, would also be former Leeds midfielder Gary McAllister. which would no doubt appeal to the club’s fans.
Another name on Leeds’ radar is former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo. Currently coaching in Saudi Arabia with Al-Ittihad, it is believed a move back to the Premier League does appeal to the Portuguese.
One issue with a deal for Nuno is that he does have a release clause worth up to £8m and it remains to be seen if Leeds would pay that. The size of release clause was an issue in their initial pursuit of Iraola, and their lack of commitment to pay it led to him turning them down.
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