After Ajax’s 5-0 win over RKC Waalwijk, Erik ten Hag spoke about his future and told ESPN: “I am focused on my team, we have a brilliant squad and we want to achieve a lot.
“We have a brilliant squad, we want to fight for titles. My focus is on Ajax, the rest only distracts. I expect from my players that they are focused on Ajax, so I have to give the right example for that too.
“You keep asking me [about my position as Ajax manager], yes it is a weird question. I heard nothing about [United’s interest], so I can’t think about it.”
Ten Hag is reportedly ‘100% interested’ in taking over the United managerial role in the future, but doesn’t want to do so before next season.
The Red Devils currently want to appoint an interim manager until the end of the season. So that means they could make a ploy for the Dutch manager and convince him to become their permanent manager next season.