Despite an agreement with German coach Ralf Rangnick, Manchester United are still looking for a coach who can take charge of the club and stay for a long time. Rangnick will only remain in the position until the end of the current season, after which he will become part of the club’s football management. Thus, many names have been speculated at United and among them Dutchman Erik ten Hag, from Ajax. During a press conference, the 51-year-old coach said he is ready for the challenge.
“I think I’m ready for that. I would be very happy to accept this challenge. But I don’t follow through. If it turns out that this stage will never come, I wouldn’t say my coaching career has failed. However, I believe I have the ability to take charge of Manchester,” Ten Hag said. United”.
The coach is now in his fifth season in charge of Ajax and is doing a great job at the club. Two-time Dutch Cup and Dutch Cup champion Ten Hag won the Dutch Super Cup. His work within the club is a major development for a team that has achieved 100% success in the Champions League.
Despite being described by the British press as one of Manchester United’s targets, Ten Hag is not a favorite of the English club’s board of directors. Zinedine Zidane tops the list, but names like Mauricio Pochettino, of Paris Saint-Germain, and Brendan Rodgers, of Leicester, likely stand out. Italian Roberto Mancini, who currently heads his country’s national team, has also appeared in speculation.
Erik Ten Hag has spent most of his career in Dutch football, but he already had some experience abroad when he spent between 2013 and 2015 in the Bayern Munich B team. At the age of 51, he hopes to take on new challenges in his career, but knows that for this he will need to achieve even greater fame with Ajax.
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