The new Al Ain team coach, Dutchman Alfred Schroeder, continues his closed meetings with Al Ain club management to prepare for the next season early, especially since the newcomer has a different philosophy compared to his Ukrainian predecessor, Rebrov, as he has a purely offensive tendency and does not favor many passes to reach the opponents’ goal, which will be placed on the shoulders of The club’s management needs to provide the necessary tools for it to restore the glories of the “leader” and build a strong team that competes on all fronts at a time when Schroeder was known for not knowing much stability.
And Al Ain Football Company announced, through the club’s official account on “Twitter”, the contract with Schroeder in order to succeed Rebrov, whose contract with the team expired after two seasons. to the podiums.
The coach begins his career with Al Ain from the external camp that the team will hold in a European country next August, during which the coach will work to convey his idea to the players in preparation for the new season, as Schroeder’s method relies on the offensive side a lot, as it is known that he does not adhere to one method. .
It will be the responsibility of the new coach to deal with the heavy legacy left by Rebrov, as the most prominent difficulty is represented in the exit of Al Ain from the last season without a title, as he finished runner-up to Shabab Al-Ahly, who won the ADNOC Professional League title, the President’s Cup, the Super Cup and the Abu Dhabi Bank Cup, which he lost all of them to Sharjah. Al Ain will compete for four championships next season, including the Asian Champions, which is the main goal set by the management for the coach, especially after Al Ain was absent from the tournament in previous seasons, and the coach is required to compete for both local titles. Schroeder does not have sufficient knowledge of Emirati football, as it will be his first Arab experience after his dismissal from the Dutch club Ajax Amsterdam due to poor results, before the end of his contract, which was scheduled to expire on June 30, 2024, but in return he will be the second Dutchman to coach Al Ain after his compatriot Tini. Rechs 2006-2007. Throughout his coaching career, Schroeder worked in the shadows as an assistant coach, starting with Dutch Vitesse and Twente in the first five years of his coaching career, and three years with German Hoffenheim, and in the 2018-2019 season with Ajax as assistant to current Manchester United coach Eric Ten Hag, he also worked as an assistant coach. In Barcelona, Spain, in the 2020-2021 season, with his compatriot Ronald Koeman.
The real breakthrough for Schroeder was in January of 2022, after he took over the training of the Belgian Club Brugge and crowned him with the league title, after which he returned to coach Ajax, succeeding his compatriot Ten Hag, who moved to England’s Man United. Despite the high hopes that were pinned on Schroeder, he did not achieve the expected success with Ajax, and is now preparing for a new journey and challenge with Al Ain.
• Schroeder previously worked as an assistant to his compatriot Koeman in Barcelona, and won the Belgian League title with Club Brugge, and led Dutch Ajax last season.
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