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Erik Ten Hang speak on his future managerial plan amid link to Man United

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Manchester United managerial target Erik ten Hag has insisted he’s happy at Ajax amid links with a move to Old Trafford.

The Dutchman has done well in his role at Amsterdam. But it appears the Red Devils face a fight to bring him to the Premier League.

United have been linked with several managers amid their poor form under Solskjaer this season.

Brendan Rodgers and Mauricio Pochettino seem to be frontrunners for the post, despite being contracted to Leicester and Paris Saint-Germain respectively.

Fresh links to Zinedine Zidane have arisen, with the Frenchman currently a free agent following his summer departure from Real Madrid.

And Ten Hag is another option, having worked wonders ever since taking over in Amsterdam back in December 2017.

He’s won two Eredivisie titles with Ajax in the time since, while also helping them to the last four of the Champions League in 2019.

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Yet Ten Hag has now explained his stance on leaving the Dutch giants, insisting he’s happy amid the links to United.

“I live in the present, so I find it hard to answer this,” he said.

“I always want to improve my team, and as long as I feel this motivation I want to keep going, if Ajax wants that too.”

And when quizzed about recent links to Newcastle, he said he wouldn’t join them because he was happy at his current club.

“Because I am happy at Ajax,” he said when asked why he didn’t leave.

“I have a very good relationship with the board and I’m managing a very strong squad.”

Whether United choose to go after Ten Hag, amid their interest in Pochettino and Rodgers, remains to be seen.

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But Red Devils legend Rio Ferdinand has endorsed the potential appointment of the former Bayern Munich coach, feeling he’s earned a crack at a top job.

“For any manager coming in to a new club, it’s almost like you’ve got to show people why you’re there immediately,” Ferdinand told the FIVE YouTube channel.

“I use Antonio Conte as a good reference point for that.

“Whenever he joins a new club, there is no negotiables and he tells them, ‘this is what’s happening, this is what I am, if you’re not with me you can go.’

“I think that’s the type of attitude and the type of mentality that separates the good managers from the top managers.

“You’ve got to be able to go in there and command a whole dressing room full of egos, personality, characters. That’s the job of anyone coming in.

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“Now I don’t know Ten Hag personally but he’s doing a fantastic job at Ajax. Let’s remember that Ajax isn’t a small club.

“They’re a massive club, the biggest club in Holland.

“Yes, it’s different and the landscape is different but it’s still a huge club that he’s got to work with and the expectation levels there every day are to win.

“That’s something that will be there every day and would be there if he was to come to Manchester United.

“Anyone who comes in, they’ve got to be able to deal with people.

“That’s the art of a fantastic manager.

“You’ve obviously got to get it right tactically but motivating people on a daily basis to produce the goods is a huge part of it.”

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Barcelona plan to offer €30 million for 24-year-old La Liga defender

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Even though we are just a few weeks away until the transfer window slams to a shut, Barcelona remain active in the market and are still looking for ways to strengthen their squad.

The Catalans have roped in a slew of top-quality stars in the month of July, including star striker Robert Lewandowski. Although they are yet to sign a player in August, Xavi has set his sights firmly on a few players.

One of those players in question is Juan Foyth. The Villarreal starlet has been identified as the ideal replacement for Sergino Dest as Barcelona look for a reliable right-back that can offer more quality than the American international.

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Indeed, Barça have been left frustrated by Dest’s lack of progress at Camp Nou. They are prepared to sanction the exit of the former Ajax starlet, with Manchester United among the clubs in contention to snap him up by the end of the month.

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While Dest’s exit from Camp Nou could soon be on the horizon, Barcelona are actively trying to lure Foyth away from Villarreal. The club are even weighing up an offer for the young Argentine, according to Gerard Romero.

The reputed Spanish journalist suggests Barça are considering a bid of around €30 million plus add-ons for Foyth, in an attempt to convince Villarreal this summer.

The Catalans are aware of the fact that the Yellow Submarines rate the defender highly due to his tremendous success in La Liga. In addition to his form, he offers a lot of versatility to the table and with time on his side, he could be a smart long-term investment for the club.

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However, it remains to be seen whether Villarreal are open to sanctioning the exit of one of their prized defensive assets, especially at this stage of the transfer market

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Man Utd ready to agree net £34million+ contract for signing, guarantee stability for decades – AS

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Manchester United are serious about signing a world class star in the form of Casemiro and reports suggest that they are ready to agree a mammoth contract to convince the player.

As per today’s version of AS (news image provided below), the Real Madrid superstar is really tempted by the offer made by the Red Devils.

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The famous Spanish news source have mentioned that Man Utd have tabled a five year deal that will make the midfielder earn a net salary of more than £34million (40 million euros).

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Casemiro is now in a massive dilemma. United’s offer is so succulent that it guarantees the midfielder and his family’s stability for ‘decades’.

On the other hand, by accepting such a contract, the Brazilian international will have to give up on immediate sporting glory.

Moving to Old Trafford would mean swapping Champions League for Europa League and it is a hard decision to make for someone who is currently a European Champion and has won the continent’s premier competition five times.

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AS claim the situation must be resolved soon. If Casemiro gives the green light to leave, then Real Madrid would demand a fee of at least £68million (80 million euros) to sell him.

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The Samba star is one of the best defensive midfielders in the world but the Los Blancos have already prepared for the future by signing youngsters like Camavinga and Tchouameni, who can effectively play in the DM position.

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At Old Trafford, Ten Hag does not have a specialist holding midfield star and someone like Casemiro will largely improve the squad. However, the question is, should Man Utd spend £68million to sign a player who will turn 31 next year?

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Man United ready to agree net £34million+ contract for signing, guarantee stability for decades

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Manchester United are serious about signing a world class star in the form of Casemiro and reports suggest that they are ready to agree a mammoth contract to convince the player.

As per today’s version of AS (news image provided below), the Real Madrid superstar is really tempted by the offer made by the Red Devils.

The famous Spanish news source have mentioned that Man Utd have tabled a five year deal that will make the midfielder earn a net salary of more than £34million (40 million euros).

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Casemiro is now in a massive dilemma. United’s offer is so succulent that it guarantees the midfielder and his family’s stability for ‘decades’.

On the other hand, by accepting such a contract, the Brazilian international will have to give up on immediate sporting glory.

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Moving to Old Trafford would mean swapping Champions League for Europa League and it is a hard decision to make for someone who is currently a European Champion and has won the continent’s premier competition five times.

AS claim the situation must be resolved soon. If Casemiro gives the green light to leave, then Real Madrid would demand a fee of at least £68million (80 million euros) to sell him.

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The Samba star is one of the best defensive midfielders in the world but the Los Blancos have already prepared for the future by signing youngsters like Camavinga and Tchouameni, who can effectively play in the DM position.

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