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‘He will want to control everything’

‘He will want to control everything’

Erik ten Hag has been backed by Ronald de Boer to handle the pressures of managing a club the size of Manchester United with big personalities such as Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ten Hag was announced as the next Red Devils’ next permanent manager on Thursday, with a deal agreed with Ajax for him take over from interim boss Ralf Rangnick at the end of the season.

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Ten Hag will take over as Man United boss next season

The Dutchman will have a momentous task ahead of him in trying to get United back to the top of the Premier League and European football.

The 52-year-old’s experience has come with Go Ahead Eagles, Bayern Munich II, Utrecht and Ajax, where he has won two league titles since 2017.

When asked what the reaction has been like in Netherlands, Dutch legend Ronald de Boer told talkSPORT: “Everybody already expected it. The rumours were there and when the rumours are there most of the time it is true.

“In Holland [the view is], is this right time to go to Manchester United? It looks like you are jumping on a sinking ship.

“In one way you think ‘is it the right time’ and another you think to wait two years.

“You know how it goes in football. You are always thinking ahead and the train passes by one time and you have to step off as you think you may not get another chance.

“That is the choice he had to make. Manchester United is an unbelievably big club.

Ten Hag will have to deal with huge personalities like Ronaldo

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Ten Hag will have to deal with huge personalities like Ronaldo


“I think he’s a great coach. Of course he doesn’t have the experience of the Premier League or a club of the magnitude of Manchester United with players like Ronaldo.

“He’s quite a down to earth guy and he can handle that.”

United fans will be eager to know what type of manager Ten Hag will be and what he will bring to the job.

He worked under Guardiola at Bayern Munich and De Boer says he is very much in that mould.

He added: “He will want to control everything from the training…

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