Dutch Journalist Mike Verweij has reported that Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani pulled the plug on Alfred Schreuder at the last minute.
According to the report from De Telegraaf, the deal was virtually done with the 50-year old set to take charge this week. The report further details that Victor Orta was the one who initially gave the greenlight before Radrizzani stepped in.
The Italian owner believed that the Dutchman has too little experience with a relegation battle. He also added that the lack of knowledge of the Premier League would also affect the team. Orta, however, was convinced but Radrizzani vetoed the decision.
Alfred Schreuder and his agent Milos Malenovic have arrived in the Netherlands without a contract. Leeds are still in search of a manager, with Michael Skubala set to continue as interim this week.
The Whites are away to Everton on Saturday, in a game that holds many consequences in this season’s relegation battle.