Former Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal, has warned new candidate and current Ajax boss, Erik ten Hag away from the job at Old Trafford.
The now Dutch National team boss, believes that United is too ‘commercial’ for ten Hag, and the immediate pressures of the club, fans and media in England would not allow him to work freely in Manchester.
"“I’m not going to advise [Erik], he’ll call me himself. But he must choose a football club and not a commercial club,” said Netherlands boss van Gaal.Erik ten Hag is a great coach and that is always good for Manchester United,” added van Gaal, who was speaking before the Netherlands’ friendly against Germany.“But Manchester United are a commercial club, so it’s a difficult choice for a coach. He’d better go to a football club.”"
Ten Hag, 52, remains under contract with Dutch champions Ajax, but has held talks with United about possibly taking over from interim boss, Ralf Rangnick, in the summer.
Despite their being a contract in the way, it is unlikely to be an issue should the Red Devils decide ten Hag is their man.
The Dutch national is rumoured to be on a shortlist that also includes Paris-Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, Sevilla boss, Julian Lopetgui and Spain National team manager, Luis Enrique.
It is understood that ten Hag is the current frontrunner, but words of warning from former colleague, van Gaal, could yet scupper United’s attempts to secure their man.