Ajax Amsterdam manager Erik ten Hag has opened up on interest in his services from Manchester United.
As quoted by Tribal Football, Ajax Amsterdam boss Erik ten Hag has opened up on the rumours linking him with a summer switch to English giants Manchester United.
The Red Devils replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Ralf Rangnick earlier in the season, following a poor run of results. However, Rangnick has been appointed on an interim basis, and the hunt for a permanent manager will continue in the summer.
One of the names in the fray is Erik ten Hag, who continues to enhance his reputation at Ajax. While the Dutch giants might have crashed out of the UEFA Champions League, they look to be on course to clinch yet another Eredivisie title. The 52-year-old is among the finest managers in the game and could be primed to join a big club soon.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s game against Feyenoord, ten Hag revealed in no uncertain terms that his current thoughts lie with Ajax. There is still much for the Dutch giants to play for, and the 52-year-old’s focus appears to be on the task at hand rather than what the future may hold.
“All energy is being put in the current squad,” insisted ten Hag. “I don’t think about next season. I want to get the maximum out of the current season, we can still win two trophies.”
Erik ten Han on Manchester United links for next season: “I am just focused on this season. All energy is being put in the current squad. I don't think about next season”. 🇳🇱 #MUFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 18, 2022
The Dutchman has proven himself capable of putting together not just a team, but also an identity on the pitch. It is just what Manchester United lack at this point in time, and it is clear why they have their eye on ten Hag.
Next week’s international break gives Manchester United an opportunity to ramp up their efforts to land a permanent manager. Given ten Hag’s recent comments, the Red Devils are unlikely to experience much joy on that front in the coming days.
Rangnick, for all his reputation, has struggled to incorporate an identity at Manchester United. With Mauricio Pochettino also struggling at Paris Saint-Germain, a move for ten Hag appears logical.