Dutch giant, Ajax Amsterdam, have sacked their manager, Alfred Schreuder, following a 1-1 draw with Volendam on Thursday.
Marca reported that Ajax chief executive, Edwin van der Sar, made this known in a statement, saying “this is a painful decision, but it’s necessary.”
The statement read in part, “Regardless of the good start to the season, we lost a lot of unnecessary points. The football itself was precarious too.
“Due to the World Cup, we had an early and long break during the winter. We gave Alfred our time and trust to change the way things were going. It became clear to us that he could not change the tide.”
Ajax’s draw on Thursday extended their winless run to seven league games, as they have not won in the league since defeating RKC Waalwijk on October 23 and have drawn their last six league matches.
Schreuder was appointed on a two-year contract in May to replace Erik ten Hag after he left the Amsterdam-based club to take over as Manchester United manager.
But with Ajax fifth in the Eredivisie, seven points behind leaders Feyenoord after 18 matches, they decided to part ways with the former Club Brugge coach.
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