Former Liverpool forward, Dirk Kuyt has predicted that his compatriot, Erik ten Hag, will be successful at Manchester United if he eventually becomes their next permanent manager.
Manchester United are currently searching for a new manager that will take over from interim boss, Ralf Rangnick at the end of the season.
The Red Devils had already interviewed Ten Hag for the job and the Ajax boss is among the frontrunners alongside Paris Saint-Germain’s Mauricio Pochettino to take charge at Old Trafford.
But Kuyt has now endorsed Ten Hag for the Man United job, insisting that the 52-year-old is capable of doing a ‘great job’ at any top European club.
Speaking about Ten Hag amid interest from Man United, Kuyt told Goal: “Ten Hag is a great, experienced coach. He has done his apprenticeship, if you like, with Bayern Munich’s second team, then Utrecht and now at Ajax.
“He’s a great manager who has improved himself so much, on and off the pitch.
“I know some people were doubting his level of speaking English, his performance in front of the camera, but you see him growing every week as a manager, and I think he can do a great job at any top side in Europe.
“His tactics, his way of thinking about football, is very interesting, and it would be great if he was to get an opportunity at a top side.”
Erik ten Hag’s first signing for Man United identified
Incoming Manchester United boss, Erik ten Hag will bring with him, Brazilian Ajax winger, Antony to Old Trafford according to The Telegraph.
Manchester United hierarchy has interviewed Ten Hag with the Dutchman coach now the frontrunner to take over from Ralf Rangnick at Old Trafford.
Despite top. competition from PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino and Spain head coach, Luis Enrique, the 52-year-old is in line for the top job after making a big impression on the club in his formal interview.
The newspaper says that ten Hag will bring Anthony with him to Manchester United.
During his interview, the Dutchman asked about Manchester United’s vision and transfer budget.
The Telegraph says he would bring the Brazil international Anthony with him, with the 22-year-old having impressed enormously under at Ajax.
Antony has netted 10 goals and laid on 8 assists in 30 appearances across both the Eredivisie and Champions League this season after also registering 17 goal contributions in the league last season.
His performances since swapping Sao Paulo for Amsterdam have earned him plenty of admirers.