Erik Ten Hag ‘would turn down Manchester United despite triple wage offer’

The Red Devils have been strongly linked with Mauricio Pochettino, but could be lining up an alternative if a deal falls through.

<p>Erik ten Hag has been under speculation after Soljskaer’s sacking but is not keen to make the move just yet</p>

Erik ten Hag has been under speculation after Soljskaer’s sacking but is not keen to make the move just yet

Ajax manager Erik ten Hag has reportedly ruled out a mid-season move to Manchester United, as the Red Devils search for a new manager.

Dutch news outlet DeTelegraaf claim the 51-year-old is a name of interest for the Red Devils, but ten Hag has no plans to leave his home country at present and has assured senior figures at Ajax he would not walk away from the club in the middle of a season.

De Telegraaf write that ten Hag would not move ‘not even for the great Manchester United’ who would be able to ‘triple’ his current earnings.

Manchester United lost 4-1 to Watford on Saturday leading to the Norwegian manager’s sacking

Ten Hag took Ajax to the 2019 Champions League semi-final and they are currently sitting at the top of the Eredivisie with nine wins from 13 league games.

Who is Erik ten Hag?

Ten Hag is a former professional footballer who spent most of his playing career with the Eredivisie side Twente.

The Dutchman hung up his boots in 2002 and didn’t take on his first managerial role for another decade. Ten Hag’s first role came with Go Ahead Eagles before moving to Germany to coach Bayern Munich’s B team from 2013 to 2015.

ten Hag has been with Ajax since 2017 leading them to two League titles

Ten Hag came back to the Netherlands after that and coached Utrecht, leading the side to a fifth-place finish in his first season and a fourth-place finish alongside a spot in the Europa League qualifiers in his second.

The 51-year-old has been with Ajax since 2017 and under his tenure they have won two league titles.

He led the side to their first Champions League semi-final since 1997 in the 2018/19 competition, while the club have twice won the KNVB Cup since he’s been in charge.

This term, Ajax have been hugely impressive and have won all four Champions League games to date, securing their passage to the last-16 in the process.