Erik ten Hag has coach request ahead of potential Manchester United agreement

We know that Ajax manager Erik ten Hag was interviewed for the Manchester United job on Monday.

Paul Hirst of The Times claims the Dutchman impressed United and that the club believe he would fit well into their structure if they decide to give him the job this summer.

It is understood that United still want to conduct a thorough search for the right candidate, therefore, more interviews with be carried out in the coming weeks.

Mauricio Pochettino, Luis Enrique and Julen Lopetegui are seen as fellow candidates, but only time will tell who is the chosen one – and I’m not talking about David Moyes!

The report in question adds that if United were to offer Ten Hag the job, he would look to bring in his own backroom staff, including Mitchell van der Gaag, his assistant at Ajax.

Moreover, Hirst backs up claims that originated on Stretty News this week when we said a former United player would join his backroom staff at Old Trafford.

Hirst writes: “It is also likely that he would bring in a Dutch coach who has a bond with United.

“That will inevitably bring links to Robin van Persie, who played for United from 2012 to 2015 and is represented by the same agent as Ten Hag.

“Other potential candidates could include Jaap Stam, the former United defender and Ruud van Nistelrooy, the former United striker.”

It sounds like we won’t be waiting much longer for that big announcement.

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