Ajax ‘BAN English journalists’ from attending Erik ten Hag’s post-match press conference with the Dutchman closing in on the Man United job as a result of they ‘need him to give attention to the Eredivisie title race’ and never focus on a transfer away
- Erik ten Hag is closing in on being appointed Manchester United supervisor
- Sportsmail reported this week that formal talks have been underway with Ajax
- The Dutch aspect face Sparta Rotterdam on Saturday amid the Eredivisie title race
- But the English media won’t be allowed to attend Ten Hag’s press conference
Ajax have reportedly banned the English media from attending supervisor and Manchester United candidate Erik ten Hag’s press conference on Saturday.
The Dutchman seems to be edging nearer to the managerial emptiness at Old Trafford this week with the Red Devils reportedly near appointing him.
Talks are underway with Ajax to safe the phrases for his launch with United paying compensation of simply over £1.6million to safe his providers.
Ajax have banned the English media from supervisor Erik ten Hag’s press conference
Ten Hag’s transfer to the membership is prone to be confirmed earlier than the finish of the season, with United chiefs believing he’s the proper man to take the membership again to the prime.
The 52-year-old has reportedly received the battle with PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino, ending a close to six-month search to nominate a everlasting substitute for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
However, Ajax don’t seem too proud of the hypothesis at present surrounding their supervisor and appear eager to restrict questions being requested of Ten Hag about his future.
The Eredivisie aspect proceed their push for the title after they face Sparta Rotterdam on Saturday and can look to increase their four-point lead over PSV.
The Dutchman is closing in on the Manchester United supervisor’s job with talks ongoing
However, the English media won’t be able to attend Ten Hag’s pos-match press conference as Ajax chiefs need his focus to be on successful his third title with the membership.
Sky Sports News reporter Gary Cotterill, by way of The Express, stated: ‘As Ten Hag was getting ready his crew to face Sparta Rotterdam, the media crew have been busily rejecting the purposes from the English media to attend the post-match information conference. There might be no radio, no newspapers, no Sky Sports News.
‘They don’t desire him requested, in English, about Manchester United. His English is not that nice, both.
‘Ajax say he wants to focus on successful one other [Eredivisie] title. It’s on no account a given – they’re solely 4 factors forward [of PSV] with six video games to play.
Ajax reportedly need the supervisor to be targeted on successful his third Eredivisie title
‘It is a bit worrying that he’s not doing any [English] media duties tomorrow as a result of perhaps he would not need to answer any tough questions.
‘But if he’s to develop into the Manchester United supervisor then he’s going to must get used to answering tough questions twice, typically even thrice, every week. That might be one thing for Manchester United followers to fret about.’
Ahead of United’s conflict with Everton on Saturday, United’s interim supervisor Ralf Rangnick additionally appeared eager to keep away from the topic of the membership’s future boss.
‘This is the press conference for tomorrow’s recreation and I do not intend to talk about any potential new managers right here,’ Rangnick stated.
United’s interim boss Ralf Rangnick was additionally eager to keep away from the topic of the membership’s future boss
But the German insisted that each coach interviewed is a ‘prime supervisor’ and singled out Ten Hag.
‘From what I do know, all the managers the membership has spoken to up to now are prime managers, prime coaches and that is true of Erik ten Hag,’ he stated.
‘That’s all I can say at this stage. For me it is about getting ready the crew for tomorrow’s recreation and hopefully three factors tomorrow.’
He added: ‘I do know with which coaches they’ve spoken up to now, they’re all prime coaches, however once more my focus is on tomorrow, the recreation tomorrow and the upcoming video games after tomorrow’s recreation.’