First Meeting as a Manager
Erik Ten Hag just finished his season with Ajax, and it seems like he wants to start preparing for the new season with Manchester United as soon as possible. He already called for his staff and some United executives to meet in Amsterdam. Reports say that Steven McClaren was among those who attended the meeting with Erik Ten Hag. This could mean that he is about to be appointed in the new manager’s managerial staff. According to the same reports, Mitchel van der Gaag – Erik Ten Hag’s assistant at Ajax – was also present in the meeting. John Murtough, one of the senior members of United’s management, was also rumored to be there.
Due to his long tenure as Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant, Steven McClaren is a logical choice for Erik Ten Hag. Despite this, the club hasn’t yet officially announced their choice. The two men have worked together in the 2008-09 season, when Steven was the manager and Ten Hag his assistant. Now they are close to working together again, but in reversed roles. McClaren has experience of working at United, but also managing other Premier League sides. For this reason, his inclusion in managerial staff will be very beneficial for Erik Ten Hag who doesn’t have experience of managing English clubs.
Transfer plans for the upcoming summer
It was reported that future transfers were one of the talking points at the meeting. Erik Ten Hag believes that Manchester United’s midfield needs to be strengthened. Many sources have confirmed that he will try hard to sign Barcelona’s Frenkie De Jong this summer. Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic are expected to leave the team this summer, and De Jong is set to be their replacement in the midfield. Most likely Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata will join another club as well, so United will have to make more transfers to avoid a crisis. United have long been chasing the transfer of Declan Rice, but most likely he will stay at West Ham. Ten Hag is more likely to get his other targets like Yves Bissouma.
United failed to qualify for the champions league, so their transfer budget is going to be limited. However, many players with high wages are leaving, which will definitely free up some money for transfers. We are likely to see a refreshed Manchester United team next summer. If you’d like to place bets on their performance in the next season, check out online casinos. Go to PlayAmo Login to enjoy a wide variety of casino games for a chance to win money.
After the Dutchman’s last game at Ajax, many people commented on his achievements there. Most notably, current Ajax CEO and former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar praised Ten Hag’s work for the club. Ten Hag’s track record is truly remarkable. He won three domestic championships, two cups in Dutch football and Johan Cruyff Shield. Erik Ten Hag also famously led his team to reach the semi-finals in the 2018-19 Champions League competition. He did all of this in under five years he spent at the club.