Fixing up a crew that is ‘a way’ off Champions League form on health, a listing of switch targets together with Ajax stars – and it is all in a five-year plan: What Erik ten Hag ‘advised Man United at his job interview’
- Erik ten Hag advised Man United chiefs that he wants 5 years to overtake the membership
- The Ajax boss is one in all two main contenders to take over at Outdated Trafford
- Mauricio Pochettino can be a number one candidate to swap PSG for Man United
- Ten Hag stated United gamers should enhance their health and gave switch targets
Erik ten Hag advised Manchester United chiefs that he wants 5 years to show them round as he laid out his imaginative and prescient for the membership if he’s to take over at Outdated Trafford.
The Dutchman additionally demanded that United stars enhance their health ranges to compete on the prime degree and delivered a listing of switch targets – that included a few of his Ajax gamers.
Sportsmail reported final month that the Dutchman was interviewed by United chiefs as they ponder who to nominate because the long-term successor to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Erik ten Hag advised Manchester United chiefs that he wants 5 years to show them round
The Dutchman additionally demanded that United stars enhance their health ranges to compete
Ajax’s Ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino, at the moment at Paris Saint-Germain, are the entrance runners to take over from interim boss Ralf Rangnick this summer season when he strikes into an advisory position.
In accordance with The Unbiased, Ten Hag acknowledged that he believes the Outdated Trafford position is a ‘five-year mission’ throughout his talks with the membership – with soccer director John Murtough and technical director Darren Fletcher main the recruitment course of.
It is claimed Ten Hag arrived at his interview with a ‘file’ on the prevailing United squad, who’ve expressed concern in regards to the Dutchman taking on in current weeks.
Ten Hag insisted that the present crop of gamers are nowhere close to ‘Champions League form’ and would want to drastically enhance their health ranges if they’re to compete with the likes of Liverpool, Actual Madrid, Man Metropolis and Bayern Munich.
Ten Hag went on to suggest a listing of switch targets that he can be determined to deliver to Outdated Trafford ought to he get the job and it included a handful of gamers in his Ajax squad.
Ten Hag acknowledged that he believes the Outdated Trafford position is a ‘five-year mission’ throughout his talks
Nonetheless, it is also reported that Ten Hag ‘has not blown individuals away’ at United within the recruitment course of and did not make a robust impression on these main the search.
It is thought an absence of charisma price Ten Hag within the race to develop into Tottenham supervisor final summer season – once they appointed Nuno Espirito Santo from Wolves as an alternative.
Sportsmail reported final week that United have been knowledgeable Ten Hag shall be obtainable for as little as £1.6million in compensation this summer season.
United chiefs made enquiries as to how a lot it’s going to price to launch Ten Hag from his contract from the Amsterdam membership and it is believed Ajax can be due €2m (£1.6m) for Ten Hag, who signed a brand new two yr contract with the Dutch membership final summer season.
Nonetheless, Ajax would additionally demand compensation for any employees Ten Hag decides to deliver with him from Amsterdam which might push the overall package deal nearer to the £2million mark.
The comparatively small compensation charge to lure Ten Hag wouldn’t show preventative for United ought to they determine the 52-year-old is the person they wish to substitute interim boss Ralph Rangnick forward of subsequent season.
Ten Hag went on to suggest a listing of switch targets – together with gamers in his Ajax squa
Pochettino is the opposite essential contender to take the helm at United this summer season, though it might price considerably extra to lure him away from PSG.
The Argentine is anticipated to depart the French membership on the finish of the season no matter how their marketing campaign ends, with Zinedine Zidane and Antonio Conte among the many managers attention-grabbing the Ligue 1 facet.
United will maintain an additional spherical of talks with the candidates earlier than shifting to nominate their subsequent boss.
In accordance with the Guardian, Steve McClaren is into account to be potential supervisor Ten Hag’s assistant if he’s appointed as their new man within the dugout for subsequent season.
The pair know one another effectively with Ten Hag having been McClaren’s assistant for the 2008-09 season at Dutch outfit Twente.
A transfer to Outdated Trafford can be McClaren’s second spell on the membership, having been legendary determine Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant between 1999 and 2001. The now 60-year-old’s first marketing campaign coincided with their iconic Treble-winning haul.