Former Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal, has warned Ajax’s Erik ten Hag against taking the Old Trafford job.
Van Gaal believes Man United is a commercial club, adding that Ten Hag should instead coach at a “football club.”
DAILY POST reports that Ten Hag is among the leading candidates to become Man United’s next manager.
“I think Erik ten Hag is a great coach, he has shown that several times,” Van Gaal was quoted by Dutch outlet AD as saying.
“And a great coach is always good for Manchester United.”
He added, “Manchester United is a commercial club and those are difficult choices for a coach. It is better to go to a football club. I am not going to supervise his career and he will call me himself. But he should choose a football club, not a commercial club.”
Man United planning to hold contract talks with Shaw and Rashford
Man United are aiming to start contract renewal talks with Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw soon, claims ESPN.
The two Englishmen are already considered among the key group of core players that the hierarchy wants to keep for the long-term.
United are expected to push ahead with contract negotiations despite not even finalizing the next manager yet or even consulting them.
Bruno Fernandes has already verbally agreed a new contract and his deal should be announced after the international break.
Rashford is currently contemplating his future at Old Trafford and is in no rush to sign an extension.
Shaw, however, would reportedly be open to extending his deal as he sees his future to be at United.
The two Englishman are currently contracted till 2023, but the club has an option to extend it to 2024.