Ajax coach Ten Hag asked directly about Man Utd job

Posted Saturday, March 05, 2022 by Tribalfootball.com

Ajax coach Ten Hag asked directly about Man Utd job

Ajax coach Erik ten Hag has been asked directly about taking the Manchester United job.

Football director John Murtough confirmed that the hiring process is officially underway with reports last night claiming the Red Devils have approached the Dutchman.

But Ten Hag poured cold water over links with the United job as he insists his sole focus is on finishing the season with Ajax.

He said: “At the moment I am only working with Ajax and have no further thoughts on the future. The focus is on this season. Right now I shouldn't be the theme. The theme is: how are we going to win games?"

There have also been reports in the Netherlands that Ten Hag could take on a dual role at Ajax next season - head coach and technical director - following the exit of Arsenal legend Marc Overmars.

CEO Edwin van der Sar is filling in on a short-term basis, but Ten Hag didn't want to give too much away about his future.

He added: “Others are concerned with the long term. In between matches, it is sometimes discussed because of the vacancy. That has now been filled in the short term, but the vacancy for next season is still there. Others should do that."

Ten Hag hinted he plans to be at Ajax next season in some capacity, however.

He said: "I'm already working for after this season, that's my responsibility."

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