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Former Red Devil Jaap Stam sends warning message to Erik ten Hag

Former Red Devil Jaap Stam sends warning message to Erik ten Hag after the Ajax boss is heavily linked with a move to Premier League giants Manchester United

  • Erik ten Hag is one of the frontrunners to take over from United’s Ralf Rangnick  
  • Rangnick is due to become a consultant after his time as United’s interim boss
  • Jaap Stam thinks a move to the Premier League will propel Ten Hag’s career
  • But, he says a move to Old Trafford would be an enormous step up for manager

Erik ten Hag is one of the frontrunners to become the next Manchester United manager and Jaap Stam thinks a move to Old Trafford would be an enormous step in the Dutchman’s career.  

Ten Hag – who has won the Eredivisie twice with Ajax – is regarded as one of the leading candidates to take over from Ralf Rangnick, while Paris Saint-Germain’s boss Mauricio Pochettino has also been heavily linked with the job.

Former Manchester United defender Stam thinks a move to the Premier League will propel Ten Hag’s career but warns the 52-year-old of the job that is in hand. 

 Erik ten Hag is one of the frontrunners to become the next Manchester United manager

Speaking to Sky Sports Italy, via Tuttomercatoweb, Stam said: ‘Ten Hag is doing very well at Ajax; he makes the team a difficult opponent for everyone in Europe and Holland.

‘He is very good at showing the players what to do and also at improving individual players. At Ajax, he obviously has the finances to grow the team with young players.

‘For him, Man United would be another thing compared to what he is experiencing in Holland. He has to take this step forward in his career.’

Paris Saint-Germain's Mauricio Pochettino (right) has also been heavily linked with the job

Paris Saint-Germain’s Mauricio Pochettino (right) has also been heavily linked with the job

Former Red Devil Jaap Stam thinks a move to the Premier League will propel Ten Hag's career

Former Red Devil Jaap Stam thinks a move to the Premier League will propel Ten Hag’s career

The Dutchman has been in charge of Ajax since 2017 but he is considering leaving for a fresh challenge.

Manchester United’s have registered an interest in hiring Ten Hag due to his success with the Dutch side. 

During his time at Ajax Ten Hag has won the Eredivisie twice and won the KNVB Cup on two occasions. 

As a result, Stam believes Ten Hag has what it takes to take Manchester United to the next level.

However, he has warned the new potential manager of the job that is in hand with United

However, he has warned the new potential manager of the job that is in hand with United 

Nevertheless, he thinks Ten Hag has what it takes after the job he has done with Ajax

Nevertheless, he thinks Ten Hag has what it takes after the job he has done with Ajax 

Speaking at the situation at his former club, Stam said: ‘Solskjaer has done a good job to bring the club back to the top five but lacks the extra quality to get back to winning ways. Rangnick came in, and some players struggled to adapt,’ continued Stam.

‘Ronaldo didn’t play in the derby, then scored three goals against Tottenham. It’s always difficult to understand what goes on in a dressing room, but Ronaldo showed his strength. 

‘You have to involve someone like him in decisions; you have to talk to him. He’s fundamental for the locker room; he helps you raise the level of the team.

‘At Man United, they don’t always play well, they should dominate games more, and in my opinion, I think they should do more. I hope the club will make better choices next season; they need to get back to the top.’ 

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