Leave Ajax sooner, Erik ten Hag starts work at Man United this week

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“Coaching MU is like starting everything from the basics, from SSB.”

1NEWS – No time for Erik ten Hag enjoy summer vacation. Just a few days after confirming the title Eredivisie for Ajax Amsterdamthe Dutch coach decided to immediately start his new job at Manchester United. Evidently, he asked for the contract at Ajax to be terminated six weeks earlier.

Coaching Manchester United is not an easy thing for all professionals around the world. Since leaving Sir Alex Fergusonproblem in old Trafford It’s not just a matter of how to play on the pitch, but also mentality and general behavior.

To return Red Devil to the actual rail, management has appointed Ten Hag as the new replacement coach Ralf Rangnick. Although he has no experience in the Premier League, the former Ajax coach is a person who has character. And, that’s what MU needed.

So that all his plans can be absorbed by the players properly, Ten Hag decided to fly straight to Manchester this week. He will immediately start the task, though Premier League just ended Sunday (22//5/2022).

To make sure everything went smoothly from the start, Ten Hag decided not to take part in Ajax’s victory parade in Curacao. It is a small island in the Caribbean that is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

“I will not go to Curacao. I think that is understandable. There is a lot of work to be done there (Manchester). That is what happens with every club. There are some things that still need to be managed in the staff and also in the selection. We will work intensively as soon as possible,” said Ten Hag, quoted by BBC Sport.

For Ten Hag, coaching MU is like starting a job from SSB. That’s because the damage at Old Trafford has been so severe that it needs total repairs, including from the most basic level.

In addition, he must also be prepared to face the notorious British media. “I don’t see them (the British press) like that (cruel). I don’t see you (Journalists) like that either, nothing,” said Ten Hag when responding to media behavior in England.

“The point is the dressing room. You have to be able to manage the dressing room. You have to make it work. That’s how you win games,” added the former Bayern Munich II coach.

(mochamad rahmatul haq/you)