Erik ten Hag told joining Man United is ‘terrible job’ due to three club legends

Erik ten Hag told joining Man United is 'terrible job' due to three club legends

Ruud Gullit has warned Ajax manager Erik ten Hag that joining Manchester United as their new manager is a ‘terrible job’ due to the level of scrutiny and pressure from United legends.

Man United are reportedly going to appoint ten Hag as their next manager, having viewed him as the right candidate to take the club back to the top.

The Ajax boss is expected to improve the struggling squad at United, which is struggling under interim manager Ralf Rangnick.

But Gullit has warned his compatriot that there is constant pressure at Old Trafford and the likes of Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, and Rio Ferdinand, who are football pundits, would make it uneasy for him at United with their scrutiny.

Speaking on Ziggo Sport, former Netherlands international Gullit said: “Is it the right choice? That remains to be seen. They want to play the football he [Erik ten Hag] plays, but it will be a really terrible job.

Ruud Gullit warns Erik ten Hag that managing Manchester United is a 'terrible job'
Ruud Gullit warns Erik ten Hag that managing Manchester United is a ‘terrible job’
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“There are all these former players in the TV studios: Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes… There is constant pressure on the team, that is not easy.

“Know what to expect, it’s a huge job. He also has to be given the time, but I don’t know if you get the time at Manchester United.

“The former players are constantly talking, you have a lot of things on your plate and you have to be able to handle that.

“I would like it if a Dutch trainer is successful there, because things are not going so well in Europe.”

Manchester United are reportedly going to back the Dutchman, if they eventually signed him as their next boss, in the transfer market. In a bid to help him challenge the likes of Man City and Liverpool for top honours.