New Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag says reviving the fortunes of the Premier League membership shall be a main problem.
After claiming a third successive Eredivisie title with Ajax Amsterdam, the 52-year-old Dutchman is heading to Previous Trafford the place a powerful process lies forward.
“It feels like a challenge to put the club back on track of winning. The options are there, including financially,” he stated in an interview with Voetbal Worldwide journal on Thursday.
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“I’ve also got a good feeling about the people who are there, and that we can take a step in the direction.”
Ten Hag had beforehand refused to reply questions on United, however defined within the interview the recruitment course of and what awaits him.
“I know United went through a very precise procedure. They’d done scouting, analyses, data, interviews with people who worked with me. Then we held multiple 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 big title within the historical past of soccer.
“It’s not for nothing they call Old Trafford the Theatre of Dreams. It’s a club with an allure in international football. Everyone knows their history. The history is impressive but I’ve also researched the present and future and the possibilities,” he stated.
Ten Hag insisted he by no means let his impeding transfer to Previous Trafford affect on his work in his ultimate weeks at Ajax Amsterdam regardless of the swirl of curiosity and publicity across the appointment.
“Much had already leaked out and the questions kept coming. We made it public when everything was settled.
“Within the first weeks (of negotiations), when the skin world obtained wind of it, there was actually no settlement but, whereas many assumed that the deal had been accomplished,” he said about the initial speculation around moving to Manchester.
At that time, Ajax were battling with rivals PSV Eindhoven for the league title. “However I used to be capable of separate the pursuits of Manchester United and my work at Ajax.
“Ajax was never let down, not until the last day. She got all the attention the club needed. I always had matters well prepared and was completely focused on Ajax.”
He finishes at Ajax on Sunday with a ultimate sport at Vitesse Arnhem.