Manchester United’s Incoming Manager Erik Ten Hag Is Prepared To Restore The Club To Its Former Glory.
Incoming Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag has stated that he is ready to address the club’s massive managerial problem and restore the club to its former glory.
Manchester United has not won the Premier League since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, with just the FA Cup, Community Shield, and Europa League glory sandwiched between 7 managers since then.
Despite the presence of stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba, Rafael Varane, and Marcus Rashford, the club will miss out on Champions League football next season and failed to win any title this season.
The Dutch strategist, who led Ajax to another Erendivisie title on Wednesday, May 11, indicated in an interview with Voetbal International that he is confident in recreating the club’s golden days.
Ten Hag stated that his initial contact with United authorities occurred during the March international break when asked when he chose to leave Ajax.
“It felt like a difficult but great challenge. That is the most beautiful thing there is. There is something to build at United and something to gain. Manchester United is such a big name in football history. It feels like a challenge to put the club back on track of winning.
“Old Trafford is nicknamed the Theatre of Dreams for a reason. It is a club with name, fame and allure in international football. Everyone knows the history of the beautiful teams. From Sir Alex Ferguson of course, but also further back in time. The great team of the late fifties, which suddenly disappeared with the plane crash.
“The history is impressive, but I also started to delve into the present and the future. And the options that are available. They are there, also financially. If you also get a good feeling about the people there, then the picture is right and then the factors are present to take this step.”
Haag responded when asked about the club’s first contact with him:
“It wasn’t that long ago,” the former Utrecht and Bayern Munich reserve boss explained.
“They also really knew a lot about me. They had done scouting, made analysis, gathered data, had interviews with people who had worked with me. Several rounds of discussions followed from there. So they didn’t decide overnight. Neither did I.
“Those conversations were so good that I got the feeling: I want to take on that challenge. Then it started to come to life in my head and I made the decision that I would leave Ajax.”