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Erik ten Hag ‘is ready to become Manchester United manager’

 

Ajax manager Erik ten Hag is prepared to become Manchester United manager at the end of the season according to reports.

The 52-year-old has grown frustrated at Ajax’s inability to financially compete with their Champions League counterparts.

The Mirror reports that if the Dutchman was to become Man United manager – he would be willing to offer current interim boss Ralf Rangnick a role in his coaching staff.

Erik ten Hag on Ajax.

Ten Hag emphasised the ‘short lifespan’ of Ajax’s squad due to the selling culture at the club. The Dutchman wants to improve and compete in the Champions League each season.

Ten Hag, however, knows he cannot continue to build without making big-money signings. Losing their best players to more lucrative leagues is another downfall for the Dutchman.

The Ajax manager has been in charge since 2017 and has won the Eredivisie twice in that time. He also reached the semi-final of the Champions League in 2019.

“The lifespan of our team has always been short in recent years. I understood – and still understand – the sale of players,” said ten Hag.

“But you can hardly cope with such bloodletting if you want to continue to play a significant role in the Champions League.

“You need giant players for that – and Ajax can not buy that calibre of players.”

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