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Ajax Boss Erik Ten Hag Congratulated For Manchester United Job And Gives Brilliant Response

Ryan Sidle

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Ajax Boss Erik Ten Hag Congratulated For Manchester United Job And Gives Brilliant Response

Erik ten Hag is being heavily linked with the Manchester United manager's vacancy and one journalist has already congratulated him on the new job.

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It looks pretty likely at this point that Ajax boss Ten Hag will be the latest manager to try and get the club back into the title picture, after nine years of failures.

The 52-year-old impressed the club's chiefs into silence during his interview as he shocked them with an honest assessment of where they've made mistakes in recruitment and scouting.

However, as it stands nothing has been made official and he has some big games ahead for Ajax before the end of the season, so it was a bit of a surprise when De Telegraaf writer Mike Verweij congratulated the Dutchman on the new role, during his press conference on Friday, and asked him why he'd remained quiet, with Ten Hag giving the perfect response.

"Because I serve Ajax, we need to win the two remaining trophies."

Ten Hag is likely to be the new United manager. Image: PA Images
Ten Hag is likely to be the new United manager. Image: PA Images

Ten Hag certainly has a lot on his plate with the Eredivisie champions before he potentially moves to England, and they're locked in two battles with rivals PSV.

First up for the two sides is the KNVB Cup final on Sunday evening and then thoughts will move back to the league title race between them.

Ajax currently lead PSV by four points, after the challengers recent 3-3 draw with Twente, rescuing a point in injury time having been 3-0 down.

Each team has just five games left of the league season, so Ten Hag is in pole position to bring home a third league title during his time at the Johan Cruijff ArenA.

Ten Hag could add the Dutch Cup to his trophy cabinet this weekend. Image: PA Images
Ten Hag could add the Dutch Cup to his trophy cabinet this weekend. Image: PA Images

There's a certain irony that it was a Dutch journalist who asked the question about Ten Hag's reported upcoming job, with Ajax having previously banned British press to avoid the subject.

He may be concentrating on the job at hand, but according to reports, the man in the frame to replace Ralf Rangnick has already eyed up his first transfer target.

Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni is said to be part of the manager's 'master plan' as he compiling his shortlist to help improve the team.

It's handy that he has his eyes on a midfielder, with Nemanja Matic already confirming that he wants to leave the club in the summer.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: Erik Ten Hag, Manchester United, Premier League, Ajax, Eredivisie

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