Erik ten Hag ‘is ready to become Manchester United manager after growing frustrated at Ajax… and he’s even prepared to give Ralf Rangnick a role in his coaching set-up’ after the German steps down this summer
- Erik ten Hag is prepared to become the new manager of Manchester United
- If he takes charge ten Hag could give Ralf Rangnick a coaching role at the club
- Rangnick is due to become a consultant after his time as United’s interim boss
Ajax boss Erik ten Hag is reportedly prepared to become Manchester United’s new permanent manager this summer.
As reported by The Mirror, ten Hag has grown frustrated with the situation at Ajax and is now considering leaving the club.
The report states that if ten Hag did become United manager then he would be open to giving current interim boss Ralf Rangnick a role as part of his coaching team.
Ajax boss Erik ten Hag is reportedly prepared to become Manchester United’s new manager
Following this season Rangnick is set to take on a consultancy position at United for the next two years but ten Hag could give the 63-year-old a more active role in the dugout.
Ten Hag is seen as one of the leading candidates to become United’s next manager, with Paris Saint-Germain’s Mauricio Pochettino having also been heavily linked with the job.
The Dutchman has been in charge of Ajax since 2017 but he is considering leaving for a fresh challenge as he is annoyed at having to constantly rebuild his team.
If he took charge ten Hag could offer Ralf Rangnick a position among the United coaching staff
Ajax’s policy of often selling their best players for significant fees has made it difficult for ten Hag to get the best out of his team.
The likes of Frenkie de Jong, Matthijs de Ligt, Hakim Ziyech and Donny van de Beek have all left the club for significant fees in recent years.
He said: ‘The lifespan of our team has always been short in recent years. I understood – and still understand – the sale of players.
‘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.’
Ten Hag believes Ajax cannot have repeated Champions League success with selling policy
During his time at Ajax ten Hag has won the Eredivisie twice while he has also won the KNVB Cup on two occasions.
Marc Overmars departure as Ajax’s director of football for sending inappropriate messages to female colleagues has led to ten Hag considering his own future.
Prior to managing Ajax, ten Hag had spells in charge of Go Ahead Eagles, Bayern Munich II and Utrecht.
Taking charge of United would be a considerable task for ten Hag given the club’s inconsistency in recent seasons, but it would represent an excellent opportunity for him to showcase his coaching credentials.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Mauricio Pochettino (right) has also been heavily linked with the job
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