Erik Ten Hag: Ajax Reportedly Keen to Hire Dutchman if Man United Sack Him

Erik Ten Hag: Ajax Reportedly Keen to Hire Dutchman if Man United Sack Him

Fred Kennedy
April 30, 2024 at 5:38 PM
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  • Ajax are hunting for their next permanent manager ahead of the summer
  • Reports claim the Dutch side are keeping tabs on former boss Erik ten Hag
  • Ten Hag has come under pressure at Man United after a poor run of results

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Ajax are reportedly keeping an eye on Erik ten Hag in the event Manchester United sack him at the end of the season.

The Dutchman is facing an uncertain future at Old Trafford after a string of poor performances and form in all competitions this season.

United have been struggling for positive results under ten Hag, with the Premier League giants set to miss Champions League football next season.

Erik ten Hag looks on during the EPL clash against Burnley. Photo by James Gill.
Ajax are reportedly keen on the services of Erik ten Hag. Photo by James Gill.
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The Manchester club have managed just 16 wins in 34 Premier League outings, leaving them sitting sixth in the standings with 54 points.

United have only registered one win in their last six EPL fixtures, leaving ten Hag under immense pressure, with their last outing ended in a 1-1 draw with relegation-fighters Burnley over the weekend.

Ajax keen on ten Hag's services

According to talkSPORT, with all these predicaments, Ajax are reportedly willing to have the Dutchman (who had a stellar four-year spell at the club between 2017 and 2022) back as their head coach.

He clinched three league titles and two Dutch Cups and helped Ajax get to the UCL semi-finals before they were eliminated by Tottenham Hotspurs based on away goals.

It has been less than two years now since ten Hag left the club. Ajax have already had five different managers during the period, with John van 't Schip now placed as interim until the end of the season.

Meanwhile, former Chelsea manager Graham Potter and Nice head coach Francesco Farioli are also on the list of those who might be considered for the Ajax job.

Ten Hag facing pay cut

In related news, Sports Brief also reported on ten Hag facing a massive pay cut should he remain at Old Trafford beyond the summer.

With no hopes of playing in the Champions League next season, ten Hag, who landed at United in May 2022 from Ajax, will have a difficult time proving to Red Devils's management that he is up to the task of the job.

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