The Man Utd made the hiring official Erik Ten Hag as coach of the first team for the next three seasons, until 2025. Ten stands out for his qualities of promoting attacking football, ability to change tactics and his long-term vision, the “Red Devils” consider him to be the ideal candidate to finish with his title drought that began in 2017.
From the output of alex fergusonIn 2013, eight coaches have paraded who have not met the expectations of one of the four most valuable clubs in the world (4,200 million dollars) according to Forbes. His last championship in the premier league It was in the 2012-13 season and since then they have only collected one FA Cup (2015-16), one Cup (2016-17) and one Community Shield (2016).
This season, the Premier has been lost for a long time for the Red Devilswhile they were eliminated from the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup and were eliminated by Atleti in Champions League.
The good news for the Reds is that managers like former England manager Steve McClaren find a resemblance in the style of Ferguson and Ten Hag. The Englishman, who worked with the Dutchman at Twente in the Eredivisie, was surprised by his ability to analyze.
“I saw things in games that no one else saw, myself included. I’ve worked with Alex Ferguson and found some of his changes weird, but they worked. With Erik it was similar,” McClaren told The Athletic. He also related that one day after landing in Twente, Ten Hag was waiting for him with a folder with six weeks of training planned, something he had never seen.
Have a Hag he is known for his ability to turn games around through tactical changes. Like Pep Guardiola, the Dutchman has an obsession with tactics and the smallest detail in the preparation of his team. On the other hand, his style has attracted the managers of Manchester United.
“During the last four years at Ajax, Erik has proven to be one of the most exciting and successful managers in Europe, renowned for his team’s engaging, attacking football and commitment to youth,” said John Murtough, sporting director. of United.
After the sacking of Norwegian Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the end of November, United had named German Ralf Rangnick as caretaker until the end of the season, to give them time to choose a new manager. Now Rangnick will have an advisory role within the club. Meanwhile, Ten Hag will finish the course with his current team and will join United at the end of all his commitments.
Ten Hag retired as a player at the age of 32, after 10 seasons at Twente, he also played for De Graafschap, RKC Waalwijk and FC Utrecht. He immediately joined the technical staff, first passing through the Twente youth teams, before joining the first-team staff.
His accomplishments as manager include leading the Go Ahead Eagles to the elite in 2013 in his first season as head coach, being a two-time Eredivisie champion with Ajax, and maybe three soon; and take this team to the semifinals of Champions in 2019.
The task ahead of him is not easy: he will have to rebuild an unbalanced squad, recover the morale of stars in low hours like Marcus Rashford or Jadon Sancho and face some possible exits like Paul Pogba.