Ajax manager Erik ten Hag has responded to the rumors surrounding his future. The manager is tipped to join Manchester United from next season. The Red Devils are looking for a replacement for interim boss Ralf Rangnick, and the Dutch manager has been heavily linked with the Old Trafford job.
Ten Hag’s press conference.
In his recent press conference, Erik Ten Hag reacted to the speculation. He said: “Because I serve Ajax. We need to win the 2 remaining trophies. Yeah, you can keep trying to ask me about this, but I am here to talk about Ajax. I am not afraid. I will repeat myself one more time. Do you have questions about the cup final? About Ajax?”
He is focusing on the present and offers no insight into the future. Ten Hag is thought to be United’s preferred candidate to replace interim coach Ralf Rangnick. Moreover, another option for the position is PSG manager Mauricio Pochettion. The Argentine manager is considered an alternative to Ten Hag.
What will Ten Hag bring to United?
Change of culture is needed at Manchester United, and ten Hag could contribute to this by implementing his style. United would be able to play an attractive form of football with his possession-based Ajax side. Despite a fantastic showing in the Champions League this season, Ajax were knocked out by Benfica in the quarterfinals. But that shouldn’t be a concern when it comes to his ability to turn things around at Manchester United
Another big question is will Ten Hag be able to handle the pressure of the Premier League. Firstly, he will need to win the confidence of the United players. Moreover, he also needs reinforcements in the summer window and backing from the board. United needs to buy good midfielders to replace Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata, who are tipped to leave United in the summer. Moreover, a good forward player along with a center-back will be a good addition to their squad.
Lastly, it will be good to see the Dutch Manager taking charge of Manchester United from next season. The fans will definitely expect success from him.
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