Incoming Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is aiming to revive Manchester United’s glory days after leading Ajax to another Erendivisie title on Wednesday, May 11.
Ten Hag stated that he is ready to take on Old Trafford’s massive managerial challenge and return the club to its previous glory.
Manchester United has not won the Premier League since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, with just the FA Cup, Community Shield, and Europa League triumphs sandwiched between 7 managers since then.
Despite the presence of stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba, Rafael Varane, and Marcus Rashford, the club will lose out on Champions League participation next season and has yet to win a title this season.
The Dutch strategist expressed his confidence in reviving the club’s glory days in an interview with Voetbal International.
Ten Hag stated that his initial contact with United authorities occurred during the March international break when asked when he chose to leave Ajax.
“It was a difficult but exciting challenge.” That is the most lovely thing I have ever seen. United has something to gain and something to build. Manchester United has a legendary status in football. Getting the club back on track to winning feels like a struggle. For a reason, Old Trafford is known as the “Theatre of Dreams.” It is an international football club known for its name, fame, and allure. The history of the lovely teams is well-known.
Of course, Sir Alex Ferguson, but also further back in history. The renowned late-fifties squad that mysteriously vanished in a plane tragedy.
“The past is fascinating, but I’m also interested in the present and the future.” As well as the options accessible. They are present, both physically and monetarily. If you get a positive impression of the individuals there, the picture is correct, and the conditions are present to take this step.”
Haag responded when asked about the club’s first contact with him:
“It wasn’t that long ago,” the former Utrecht and Bayern Munich reserve boss explained.
“They also knew quite a bit about me.” They had conducted scouting, analysis, data collection, and interviews with persons who had previously worked with me. There were several rounds of discussion after that. So they didn’t make a snap decision. I didn’t know either.
“I had the feeling after those chats that I want to take on that challenge.” Then everything began to take shape in my mind, and I made the decision to leave Ajax.”