Erik ten Hag can now focus on his new job at Manchester United after guiding Ajax to another title success.
On April 21st, the Premier League side announced the 52-year-old will be their new boss from next season. They had also stressed the Dutchman will focus on the job in hand, which was to guide the Amsterdam club to their third league title under his leadership.
A 5-0 win over Heerenveen at the Johan Cruijff ArenA yesterday saw them clinch the title with a game to spare. Ten Hag will manage the Eredivisie side for one last time against Vitesse on Sunday and then arrive at Manchester United.
Following the title success, the incoming Red Devils manager summed up his time with the Amsterdam club.
“This Tukker has become a bit of an Ajax player. I have enjoyed this great journey; it was a beautiful era. I look back with great satisfaction,” Ten Hag said, as quoted by Algemeen Dagblad.
The Manchester United manager-in-waiting then went on to explain the job at Ajax wasn’t easy, especially with pressure from fans via social networking channels.
“Social media makes it very easy to express an opinion. Ajax is an A-brand, the banner of Dutch football. Everyone has an opinion about that. And those opinions can take on a life of their own again, even if you win a lot,” Ten Hag stressed.
“When I started here 4.5 years ago, I had to prepare Ajax for Europe again. That was successful…”