One of Erik ten Hag’s former players has detailed his strategies for Manchester United.
After being interviewed last month and selected as United’s preferred candidate, Ten Hag is likely to come at Old Trafford next season. According to sources in the Netherlands, Ajax expects their manager to leave for England by the conclusion of the season.
The focus is starting to shift to how a Ten Hag United team might perform if and when he takes over the club. addressing the I Robbin Ruiter, who was trained by the current Ajax manager at Utrecht, outlined his football philosophy.
Ruiter remarked, “You could tell he was at a very high level tactically from the start.” “During training games, it was ‘Stop’ every 20 seconds, especially in the beginning.”
“You’d have to come to a complete stop and he’d explain what he wanted.” However, after a few weeks, everyone was aware, and the impact on the team was so beneficial that no one felt compelled to stop.
“Not just the opponents, but even our own team, were covered in every detail.” Erik was distinct, and you could tell he was one of a kind.
“His obsession with football is unrivaled; it consumes him 24 hours a day, seven days a week.” He was a fantastic coach and a wonderful person.”
“The workouts were long and intense,” Ruiter said when asked about the training sessions. It wasn’t physically demanding, but it was mentally demanding and unlike anything we’d ever encountered before.
“At first, a lot of players were skeptical of how we trained. It wasn’t like that.
“We went from a coach who offered us a lot of freedom and a lot of fun – laughing and joking around – to a coach like Erik who was putting us through three hours on the pitch where we didn’t think we were achieving much.” ‘What are we doing?’ the players wondered.
“But as time goes on, you realize you’re improving as a team.” We had a game, and a lot of things on the practice field came together, giving us a huge boost.
“We all believed in the project after that.”