Last week saw De Telegraaf publish several reports explaining Marc Overmars has been identified as a candidate to become Newcastle United’s new director of football.

It was also stated the former Arsenal star would try to convince Ajax manager Erik ten Hag to follow him to St James’ Park, if he lands the Magpies job.

The 51-year-old coach addressed these rumours and stressed it’s not the time for him to leave the Eredivisie winners.

Newcastle have the richest owners in world football after Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund completed the purchase of the Premier League side earlier this month.

Despite the financial benefits, Ten Hag has nothing to gain from leaving the Amsterdam based club for Newcastle. That’s according to Dutch journalist Arno Vermeulen, who shared his views on NOS’ Studio Voetbal, relayed by Ajax Showtime.

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“Why in God’s name would he go to Newcastle, I wonder? He’s really smart. He started working at Ajax in the top of the Netherlands. Together with others, he may well have made Ajax the European giant,” Vermeulen explained.

“I can imagine that he will make another jump, but you must forget the money. It’s about the challenge.

“Then wouldn’t it be much smarter to wait for clubs like Manchester City or Manchester United? Clubs that are established. If you win trophies [with Ajax] for a few years, that is very valuable.”

Newcastle are 19th in the table after nine matches and are yet to register a league win this season. They have already parted ways with Steve Bruce and are yet to appoint his successor.