On Sunday, Manchester United confirmed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has ‘left his role as a manager’ and that Michael Carrick will take charge of the team until the club appoints an ‘interim manager to the end of this season’.
The Red Devils are looking for the Norwegian’s long-term successor and have already been linked to a handful of candidates.
This includes Erik ten Hag, who has helped Ajax win both the Eredivisie and KNVB Cup on two occasions, since joining the club in 2017.
RKC Waalwijk suffered a 5-0 defeat at the hands of the Amsterdam side on Sunday and after the tie, the manager was quizzed about the United links. After the tie, Ten Hag admitted he hasn’t heard anything from the Premier League side, while stressing he will be at Ajax until the end of this season.
With reports in the British press stating the Dutchman is a candidate for Manchester United, pundits and former players in the Netherlands have started to discuss whether or not Ten Hag should consider joining United.
Former Ajax star Ronald de Boer admitted he would understand Ten Hag if he decides to leave the Dutch club for United. He, however, stated joining the Old Trafford club may not be the best ‘next step’ for his compatriot.
“He would be crazy if he didn’t do it. It is best if he can go to Germany. He has gained experience at Bayern Munich and speaks the language fluently,” De Boer said, as quoted by FC Update.