Ten Hag’s words about Ronaldo


Promoted to new Manchester United coach from the 2022-2023 season, Erik ten Hag spoke about his future mission to journalists. The Dutch technician notably stopped on the case of Cristiano Ronaldo.

A new era begins for Erik ten Hag. Sunday, the Dutch coach honored his last match on the bench of Ajax Amsterdam, held in check on the ground of Vitesse Arnhem (2-2) on the occasion of the 34th and final day of Eredivisie. After four and a half years and 215 games with the 2022 Dutch champions, the 52-year-old technician is preparing to take charge of Manchester United. After the Red Devils’ 2021-22 season is over, Erik ten Hag will take over from interim manager Ralf Rangnick, who has been in charge since the dismissal of Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer.

The new coach of the Red Devils, who are working behind the scenes on the summer transfer window, agreed to talk to journalists about his new challenge and a certain Cristiano Ronaldo, whose short-term future seems settled. Under contract until June 2023, with an additional twelve months as an option, the Portuguese striker has no intention of leaving the Mancunian club. “From Monday I will be focusing on United and of course going deeper into things there. What I have to say about this is that the detailed analysis has yet to start, I still have to work with the team, but let me clarify that at United there are a lot of good players. . We have to make them work as a team but definitely Ronaldo is a giant.”

Everything suggests that the two men will begin in a few weeks a collaboration brought to give a second wind to the former Merengue, at the end of an individually lackluster exercise (24 goals in 38 matches in all competitions) and collectively missed. , the partners of Paul Pogba having failed to qualify for the next Champions League.

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