As Stuttgart’s search for a successor to Pellegrino Matarazzo continues, Kicker report that the Bundesliga club have enquired about appointing Ajax manager Alfred Schreuder.
Over Sunday, it emerged that Jess Thorup was the other candidate for the vacant position after he was dismissed as coach of Copenhagen following their poor start to the season. Thorup (52) is currently in Germany to undergo talks as he searches for new employment.
As for Schreuder, appointing the Dutchman would be advantageous given his knowledge of the Bundesliga having worked as an assistant to Huub Stevens at Hoffenheim in 2015 and then Julian Nagelsmann. Schreuder returned to Amsterdam to work under Erik ten Hag in 2018 before returning to Hoffenheim for the 2019/20 season as a successor to Julian Nagelsmann, who at the time left for RB Leipzig. The 49-year-old left his role at TSG due to internal differences.
However, the question remains as to whether Stuttgart can lure Schreuder away from Ajax. Appointed in the summer as a successor to Ten Hag, Schreuder has a contract until 2024 and his Ajax side are currently topping the Eredivisie. But after Ajax’s 7-1 over Excelsior at the weekend, Schreuder lost his temper during his post-match press conference.
Ideally, Stuttgart would like a successor to Matarazzo before Saturday’s game against Borussia Dortmund.
GGFN | Daniel Pinder