FC Barcelona is trying to restructure their team and management, for that, they have already fired Quique Setien and Eric Abidal. Now, they are bringing in Ronald Koeman, the renowned Dutch coach who has a good record of playing at the club, and to support him from the side, there will another Dutch assistant coach as well.
Alfred Schreuder will be the assistant coach of Ronald Koeman to lead the team from the Camp Nou. As MD reports, after Bartomeu announced Koeman will be the successor to Setien, the CEO of Barca sealed the agreement yesterday at Schreuder’s home in Amsterdam. So, Koeman will arrive accompanied by Alfred Schreuder, who will be instructing the player under Koeman.
Schreuder has a lot of experience in his belt as well, recently he was coaching German Hoffenheim but after discrepancies with the club’s sports management, they decided to terminate his contract last June. The Dutchman has served as an assistant coach more than a head coach in his career and he was a key part of Ajax last season, who ended up showing an impressive performance in the Champions League semi-finals.
Ten Hag was his senior coach at Ajax and so had a good bonding with the ex-Ajax player Frenkie de Jong and Koeman in the Dutch national team. Also, there have been rumors that De Jong actually recommended Schreuder’s name to Koeman, however, this will be interesting to see if the Dutch coaches can bring the old De Jong’s best performance at Ajax to Barcelona.
According to MD, Alfred Schreuder will be in charge of preparing the entire tactical and strategy part of the team as Koeman’s assistant and we now he has good technical consciousness. Schreuder served as the brains of Ajax in the sensational 2018/19 campaign but however, things are much more chaotic at Barca, so it will be interesting to see both Ronald and Schreuder working together on strategies and reviving the squad to bring back the glory at the Camp Nou.
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