Manchester United has been a graveyard for managers for almost a decade and Erik ten Hag will concentrate on that.
Ten Hag will turn out to be United’s fifth everlasting supervisor since Sir Alex Ferguson retired. David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer all thought they might be the supervisor to revive the membership to its former glory however none of them managed it.
“Glory, glory Man United,” has been sparingly performed via the Outdated Trafford PA system throughout that interval. United’s U18s profitable the FA Youth Cup on Wednesday evening was the primary time a trophy had been lifted on the purple aspect of Manchester for 9 years. The membership has been starved of success and the kids’ Youth Cup triumph was a a lot wanted constructive story after a darkish season.
Ten Hag would have been following that darkish season from his dwelling in Amsterdam. The Dutchman has loved loads of success within the Netherlands however taking the reins at United throughout this transitional interval would be the largest problem of his profession.
Though the scale of the duty forward will not be wasted on Ten Hag, the truth is that a chance to handle Manchester United is simply too good for him to reject. Ten Hag has managed Go Forward Eagles, Bayern Munich II, Utrecht and Ajax. That is not the strange path to managing at Outdated Trafford. United will probably be desperately hoping Ten Hag is way from an strange supervisor.
Nevertheless, Ten Hag wasn’t going to comply with handle United with out sure circumstances being agreed upon. United’s talks with the Dutchman have been believed to have hit a small stumbling block final month and it was no shock to see him linked with different jobs.
These appeared like manufactured hyperlinks from Ten Hag’s camp to extend their energy in negotiations with United. Ten Hag simply confirmed as a lot this week. “Despite it [United] being a beautiful club, I would never just start,” Ten Hag informed Voetbal Worldwide.
“I wanted to create good working conditions first, so every detail had to be taken care of. I know United went through a very precise procedure. They’d done scouting, analyses, data and interviews with people who have worked with me.
“Then we held a number of interviews. They did not rush into issues and neither did I. It felt like a troublesome, however incredible problem. At United, there’s one thing to construct and one thing to win. Manchester United is such a giant identify within the historical past of soccer.”
Ten Hag would have been stupid to walk into the position without outlining his demands. United haven’t got much right over the last decade and the 52-year-old was right to make sure of the framework, so he has the best possible chance of succeeding.
It is not going to be straightforward for Ten Hag. United have deep-rooted issues on the membership, which can take longer than one summer time to deal with, and endurance will probably be required for him to maneuver the membership again within the path that it needs to be heading. United should give Ten Hag and his calls for their unwavering help. Richard Arnold is now the membership’s chief government and that change of management can have a constructive affect all through the membership if Arnold is completely different to his predecessor, Ed Woodward.
There was constructive noise from Arnold’s first few months in his new place, however this summer time’s switch enterprise, the brand new season and outcomes on the pitch will probably be an early indicator of whether or not the chief has made a superb begin to his premiership or not. Ten Hag mentioned wanting ‘good working circumstances’ in his interview after profitable the Eredivisie title this week and United have to observe via on agreeing to his phrases. That may give the membership the absolute best likelihood of development.
Earlier managers have been compelled to place out fires behind the scenes and that is not conducive to success. United want a change of path and Ten Hag must have the membership’s unconditional belief in all areas.