December 6, 2022

Man Utd turn down Erik ten Hag’s first request

April 21, 2022
Steve McClaren

Manchester United’s board have shown ‘resistance’ to Erik Ten Hag’s proposal to appoint Steve McClaren as his assistant manager at Old Trafford.

The Dutchman was announced as United’s new boss this morning on an initial three-year deal, though United have the option of extending that by a further 12 months.

Ten Hag wants to bring his existing coaching set-up at Ajax with him to United but he also wants to add someone with knowledge of the club to his backroom staff.

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McClaren worked under Sir Alex Ferguson for two years between 1999 and 2001, helping United to three league titles and the treble in his first season.

Ten Hag was his assistant at FC Twente, where McClaren credits the coach for helping him to the Eridivisie title in his second season.

However, the Telegraph say that United’s board have shown ‘resistance’ to the idea and there’s uncertainty over whether Ten Hag will get his way.

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