Ten Hag spoke about his decision to leave Ajax and he spoke about the moment he decided.
“I’ve worked with so many great people, especially the players. We’ve done so many great things together. But there is a time to leave.
That was not so long ago. Actually only after the talks with Man Utd, which only started in the last international break, at the end of March. Those conversations were so good that I got the feeling: I want to take on that challenge.”
“Then it started to come to life in my head and I made the decision that I would leave Ajax.”
The United Job
Ten Hag spoke about the challenge that is Manchester United.
“It felt like a difficult but great challenge. That is the most beautiful thing there is. There is something to build at United and something to gain. Manchester United is such a big name in football history. It feels like a challenge to put the club back on track of winning.”
“Old Trafford is nicknamed the Theatre of Dreams for a reason. It is a club with name, fame and allure in international football. Everyone knows the history of the beautiful teams. From Sir Alex Ferguson of course, but also further back in time. The great team of the late fifties, which suddenly disappeared with the plane crash.”
“The history is impressive, but I also started to delve into the present and the future. And the options that are available. They are there, also financially. If you also get a good feeling about the people there, then the picture is right and then the factors are present to take this step.”
“I do know that Manchester United have gone through a very careful procedure. They also really knew a lot about me. They had done scouting, made analyses, gathered data, had interviews with people who had worked with me. Several rounds of discussions followed from there. So they didn’t decide overnight. Neither did I.”
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