Former manager of Manchester United and current boss of the Netherlands national team Louis van Gaal has told fellow countryman Erik ten Haag to join a proper football club in the event of if he decides to leave Ajax Amsterdam and has labelled the Old Trafford side as a commercial enterprise.
Van Gaal who managed Manchester United between 2014 and 2016 – winning the FA Cup in the process, thinks it is the wrong move for ten Haag to make, with the Dutchman been linked with the United job in recent weeks and many believe he is the top candidate to succeed interim boss Ralf Rangnick, ahead of PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino.
The 52-year-old ten Haag is regarded as one of the game’s brightest coaches but he’s yet to coach in any of Europe’s top five leagues. He joined Ajax in 2017 and helped them to Eredivisie glory in 2019 – which was their first league title in five years while also guiding them to the UEFA Champions League semi-final, in which they claimed the scalps of Juventus and reigning champions Real Madrid. only to lose in dramatic fashion to Tottenham Hotspurs.