Gerry Hamstra, Ajax’s technical director, has confessed that the membership tried “all the pieces” attainable to steer Erik ten Hag to reject Manchester United’s method.
The Dutchman is anticipated to take over at Previous Trafford in 2022-23 after agreeing to a four-year settlement with the 20-time English champions.
Ten Hag has been accountable for Ajax for 4 and a half years and has led the membership to 2 Eredivisie titles and the 2018-19 Champions League semi-finals.
Hamstra advised ESPN: “We hope he stays. Now we have to stay with the info, he has not left but.
“There may be curiosity for Erik ten Hag, that’s regular. He has carried out improbable. We did all the pieces attainable [to keep him at Ajax]. We had been very busy with that.
“He reacted that he’s specializing in Ajax now. We’re getting ready for 2 eventualities: Ten Hag would possibly keep or would possibly go away.”
Ten Hag has gained 156 of his 210 matches in control of the Amsterdam giants, though his group misplaced 2-1 to PSV Eindhoven within the KNVB-Beker last this season.