Erik ten Hag has been asked an array of questions by Dutch media ahead of his switch to Manchester United.
The Dutch coach has terminated his contract at Ajax six-weeks early to begin work at United, although it is not known yet when he will arrive in Manchester.
Following his final game as Ajax manager at the weekend, Ten Hag was asked about Jurrien Timber potentially joining him at Old Trafford.
His response may be a hint that Timber is one of his transfer targets this summer, but it won’t be easy to secure his signature if Bayern Munich’s reported interest is genuine (via Sky Sports Germany).
“I think all top clubs have Timber in their sight,” Ten Hag told Dutch journalist Mike Verweij, as cited by Fabrizio Romano.
“Antony? If Antony would go — it would be a blow for Ajax because in their current squad there is nobody to replace him”, ten Hag added.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 16, 2022
“Antony? If Antony would go – it would be a blow for Ajax because in their current squad there is nobody to replace him.”
It’s always a challenge to replace players when your main source of new talent is your academy, but Ajax are historically one of the best clubs for doing exactly that.
Not long ago the critics were talking about how Ajax would crumble when Frenkie de Jong, Matthijs de Ligt, Donny van de Beek and Hakim Ziyech left.
Thankfully for them, Ajax had Ten Hag as manager for that rebuild because he has brought the Dutch giants more success, with the new United boss winning his third Eredivisie title this term.