Erik ten Hag has lost his cool with a fourth official as he looks to win the Eredivisie title with Ajax. The Dutchman will turn out to be the brand new manager of Manchester United at the top of the season. But, for now, his focus is on securing one other league crown.
Ajax are currently in motion with AZ Alkmaar they usually know that, in the event that they win and PSV Eindhoven fail to beat Feyenoord later today, they’ll be champions.
And Ten Hag has cut a frustrated figure on the touchline through the contest thus far.
The 52-year-old has been spotted snapping on the fourth official, making it clear he’s unhappy at the way in which the sport is being refereed.
Ten Hag has won two league titles during his time in Amsterdam thus far.
And, if he secures a 3rd, then it is going to be the right way for him to say goodbye to the club.
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And he made it clear he wouldn’t be drawn on questions on the Red Devils, while also insisting he’s ready for the challenge ahead.
“Ajax can also be big and I’m used to it,” said the Dutchman, who will likely be replacing Ralf Rangnick.
“I’m not excited about media, I’m excited about my work. Working with my team and my players.
“That’s what I even have been doing and what I’ll keep doing.”
Ten Hag also shut down suggestions United would look to raid Ajax for his or her best players, too.
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“No, there are not any agreements about that. I now have excellent players, but it surely’s not a difficulty in any respect,” he said.
Meanwhile, Ten Hag will likely be walking right into a chaotic United given their 4-0 defeat to Brighton on Saturday.
Goals from Moises Caicedo, Marc Cucurella, Pascal Gross and Leandro Trossard put the Red Devils to the sword.
And Rangnick, speaking following the competition on the Amex Stadium, said United have reasons to be positive ahead of Ten Hag’s arrival.
“This needs to be done at the top of the season,” he said.
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“I’m still very positive that with Erik Ten Hag now we have a top manager next season and I’m also pretty sure the board has already made some changes and there will likely be more changes to are available the summer.
“I’m still positive that we will change the entire issue and show a totally different face next season and this is significant, not just for our fans but additionally for the image of the entire club.
“If there’s one good thing that we realise, it’s that there’s a number of space for improvement and that we’d like some changes.”
Ten Hag is ready to turn out to be United’s fifth everlasting manager since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.
David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have all been hired and fired within the years since.