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Erik ten Hag
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Ethnic Dutch
Job Dutch Football Coach
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2018 07 08 Retrieve

[Ajax coach Erik Ten Hag says the Dutch club is ‘doing everything’ to try and sign Manchester United’s Daley Blind, citing the defender’s versatility as a potential asset to his squad] [He is] a player with a lot of experience, in the Premier League and in the Dutch national team. He can handle both positions well, both as a central defender and as a controlling midfielder. We are doing everything, but it also depends on other parties.

[Ten Hag said of Magallan] He is still in the picture, but whether he actually arrives is still unclear. It will be either one of Magallan or Blind. Both of them do not seem realistic.

2019 04 25 Retrieve

[Despite that impact, Ryan Gravenberch has spent much of the season playing for Jong Ajax with fellow under-23 players, but it is expected that next season he will graduate permanently to the first team squad ahead of the 2019-20 campaign] We have plans for him, so that is why he has already made his debut. We have seen his potential in training and he is now continuing that upward trend.

2019 06 20 Retrieve

[Ajax coach Erik ten Hag has been rewarded with a new three-year deal following his side’s domestic and continental exploits last season] I am very happy. We have had a fantastic year and now want to expand on this, [to] help the club move forward. The results we have achieved so far have been fantastic. It will be a hell of a job to repeat that. But we will set our goals again and go for results again. The collaboration is very pleasant, at all levels within the club. The style of football suits [not only] Ajax, but also me. I also greatly appreciate the interaction with the public.

: 2019 07 31 Erik ten Hag is among the 10 nominees that have been shortlisted for Best FIFA Men’s Coach of the year

2019 08 02 Retrieve

[Having seen Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong leave for Juventus and Barcelona respectively, Ajax boss Erik ten Hag is realistic and accepts the club faces a battle to keep hold of another of their star players] Of course we don’t want to lose him, so we have to do all we can to keep him here. But when clubs like that come around … it will be very tough. We did very well last year, so you know the players will be wanted [by other teams]. We’re a small football country. It’s just how it works. How important is Donny for us? That’s obvious. He’s developed at a mega rate. He is extremely important

2019 08 06 Retrieve

[Erik ten Hag says Ajax star Donny van de Beek will play against Greek club PAOK in Champions League qualifying amid interest from Real Madrid] He has come here and is going to play. He’ll play next week too [in the second leg]

2019 08 12 Retrieve

[Erik ten Hag’s team are still in good shape despite the loss of three key players] We all hope that Donny stays for another year. With his dynamism, vision and strength in front of goal, he has a crucial role in midfield. Donny has played in the spotlight of the biggest clubs in Europe

2019 08 13 Retrieve

[Erik ten Hag says Real Madrid target Donny van de Beek could stay at Ajax despite interest from Zinedine Zidane’s team] [Van de Beek] only dedicates himself to playing. I guess and I hope that he stays with us this season. Otherwise, I will hear from [Ajax’s director of football,] Marc Overmars.

2019 10 21 Retrieve

[Ajax coach Ten Hag won’t rule out Bayern Munich return] I do not exclude anything. But I’m almost 50 and not a dreamer, it comes - or it does not come - I’m totally happy and happy with Ajax, even though I know that I will not be a coach here for 10 years. The day will eventually come to say goodbye

[The Eredivise leaders resume their latest Champions League campaign with a clash against Chelsea at Johan Cruyff Arena on Wednesday] [Chelsea} That’s an incredibly good team. I don’t want to be too humble and see us as an underdog but nevertheless, when a Dutch team plays against the second team from France, the fourth and cup winner from Spain and a Premier League club then we definitely are. But, we have self-confidence and developed a playing style with which we can cause problems for any opponent. We aren’t afraid of any team and can beat Chelsea. But for that, we need a top performance

[Ten Hag went on to name Liverpool, Bayern, Juventus and Barcelona as the leading contenders for this season’s European Cup] Of course Liverpool. Manager and team, that works out. Then I think Bayern, surely Juventus. Barcelona, although they are not at their best at the moment. Have I named City already? Add Paris, then we have already six teams. And there’s usually one surprising team to add

2019 11 04 Retrieve

[Ten Hag to remain with Ajax amid Bayern rumours] I can confirm that. I feel a strong connection with my team, with everyone with Ajax. I can confirm I will stay in Ajax this season

Bayern is a fantastic club - I felt really comfortable and really enjoyed working there. They are still in my heart, but now I am with Ajax. I’m not a dreamer - I focus on Ajax and that’s important. I live for today, my only focus is on Ajax and tomorrow’s game with Chelsea

[Ten Hag understands his players face a tall order to prevail against their Premier League hosts, believing Frank Lampard’s squad can go all the way in the competition] They are one of the favourites. It’s going to be difficult, but every game is going to be difficult. We trust in ourselves. We know we have to play perfectly, give our best performance. Then we will have a chance

2019 11 05 Retrieve

[Erik ten Hag have been touted as permanent successors to Kovac, though the Ajax boss on Monday confirmed he will not leave the Eredivisie side before the end of the season] I can confirm that. I feel a strong connection with my team, with everyone with Ajax. I can confirm I will stay in Ajax this season.

[Ten Hag, who was previously manager of Bayern’s reserve side between 2013 and 2015] Bayern is a fantastic club - I felt really comfortable and really enjoyed working there. They are still in my heart, but now I am with Ajax. I’m not a dreamer - I focus on Ajax and that’s important. I live for today, my only focus is on Ajax and tomorrow’s [Tuesday’s] game with Chelsea

2019 11 06 Retrieve

[Ajax coach Erik ten Hag was remarkably calm in comparison to Dusan Tadic and was quick to point out how well his side played in the draw] Angry. Am I angry? I am more disappointed. Disappointed in the resulted. But also, proud the way we played, with 11 men but also with nine men. Tonight, that is football, you have to accept it. How hard it might be. The positive thing you can take from this game is that we played great. But the decisions of the referee and VAR cannot be reversed. But we have been punished very harsh tonight. We are still top of the group. How hard it is to accept this result, we must look forward. We have all to play for and we must continue. I’m happy with the development from the team

2019 11 08 Retrieve

[Ajax coach Erik ten Hag has confirmed that Brazilian winger David Neres will not play again in 2019 after suffering a knee injury against Chelsea] We will have to make do without David until the winter break. At half-time [against Chelsea] I asked everybody if they were okay and everybody said yes. Directly after the game, it was clear that he was injured, but we didn’t expect that it was so heavy. I think it happened in the first half. There were two small moments when he got a knock. But I can’t know for sure

[Neres has six goals in 12 Eredivisie games this season] It’s a major setback. These things happen. I feel really sorry for him. It’s a major blow for him, but for the team as well. But it’s mainly hard for him, because he was getting in better shape. That makes it a big blow for the entire team as well

2020 02 11 Retrieve

[Erik ten Hag admits Ajax following Vertonghen’s situation at Spurs ‘very closely’] Jan has a history at Ajax. Of course we are following his situation very closely, but you also have to look at the position in which someone plays. If that comes together, the availability and the position in which he plays, then he is an option. There is no question of any age limit here. If someone is good enough, it doesn’t matter how old he is

2020 02 12 Retrieve

[Erik ten Hag has all but confirmed Hakim Ziyech’s potential move to Chelsea] Ziyech to Chelsea? A transfer was coming, we expected it to happen. And I actually already expected this one or two years earlier. And each time it was: ‘Wow, he stayed again’. We are just happy that we will still have him until the end of the season

2020 02 20 Retrieve

[Erik ten Hag slams Ryan Babel after the winger let his frustration get the better of him in Ajax’s 2-0 loss to Getafe in Thursday’s Europa League tie] It wasn’t smart. I don’t expect that from an experienced player. You need to stay calm and use your head. You have to focus on your job, playing football

[Getafe - third in La Liga - frustrated Ajax as the ball spent just 42 minutes and 36 seconds in play] There’s been a lot of teams that lost here. We know we can do better, we showed that in the final phase of the match. The fact is that you can’t make mistakes at this level. In that case, your opponent gets the better of you - especially this opponent. We gave them what they were looking for, and we know that, too. We’re experienced enough to realise that, but you need to be patient and wait for decisive moments

2020 03 02 Retrieve

[Erik ten Hag on Frenkie De Jong] He’s not a goalscorer. He is the player who is in charge of supplying the team-mates who give the assists or who score goals from their position

2020 04 05 Retrieve

[Erik ten Hag emphasised back in February that he retains hope of keeping Van de Beek in the Eredivisie] I do not think so [that he will leave]. He has had a great evolution and has attracted international attention. There are players who are in the spotlight and then things change

Donny van de Beek has had a stormy progression the last months. A lot of big clubs noticed this. That has been the last one and a half years like this with our players. We have not to think about this, but we have been doing these the last one and a half years already

2020 05 04 Retrieve

[Chelsea and Barcelona told Onana available for right price in transfer admission from Ajax boss] Andre is very important to us and of course we don’t want to lose him, but it’s true that we have an agreement from last year about the development scenario and what steps we will take if the right club comes in at the right price. As far as I know, no concrete offer has been made to Ajax. Don’t get me wrong, I am very happy with Ajax and I am very grateful to the club. It was five great years here, but now my time has come to take a step. I don’t yet know what will happen, but my ambitions and agreements are clear

2020 05 08 Retrieve

[Ajax manager Erik ten Hag has said that Barcelona star Lionel Messi has not reached the same level since Pep Guardiola left Camp Nou in 2012] Messi was one of the leaders, but he also worked for the team and excelled as a result. He has never been as good as under Guardiola. Barcelona has not won much in European terms in recent years either. Messi still excels, but now also occasionally goes through the lower limit. It was never like that under Guardiola. Pep has guts, he dares to be pioneering and innovative

2020 05 26 Retrieve

[Ten Hag’s words when asked whether the teenager might earn another chance at the highest level having impressed during the club’s mid-season training camp] Sontje Hansen is doing very well and what is good will come soon

2020 06 28 Retrieve

[Ajax coach Erik ten Hag says Van de Beek, Tagliafico and Onana can leave Ajax this summer] The transfer market will start in August - the top leagues are now being played out, so the money flows are maintained. The market value of players will be slightly depressed, but not much. Based on their performance and ambition, a number of our players also want to make the move abroad. Agreements have been made with Andre Onana, Donny van de Beek and Nicolas Tagliafico, but it remains to be seen whether the market is indeed breaking loose. For Onana and Van de Beek, another year of Ajax could certainly be an option, for Tagliafico it is slightly different because of his age

[Another Ajax youngster on the radar of Europe’s major clubs is Sergino Dest] I can only argue why he should stay. I know how it is. If I can’t convince him and the right price is paid, I can’t rule out going. In general, I say you have to make the step abroad if you are ready for it. If you go too young, there is a chance of failure. The culture and structure in which you grow up is your support. In order to stay upright in another country, in another competition, at the age of 20, you have to do a lot

2020 06 28b Retrieve

[Ajax boss Eric ten Hag says sometimes Ziyech is a trainer’s nightmare!] Hakim is ‘what you see is what you get’. You see what his emotions are doing to him today. He said ‘I am not a man of club love, but at Ajax it is different’. It is an emotional day for Hakim, but [I hope] he looks back on it in a good way. He comes in as a big man at Chelsea, a top club in Europe. That is the example for the younger players here. First become the best here, win titles and then take the step

He is a character, headstrong. But that also makes him brilliant. He sees things that others don’t see. Sometimes he is a trainer’s nightmare, but you have to give him space. If they start playing on their responsibility, you see the development. He took Ajax by the hand and we were very successful together.

2020 06 29 Retrieve

[Ajax trio Donny van de Beek, Nicolas Tagliafico and Andre Onana could all leave the club this summer, boss Erik Ten Hag has confirmed] The transfer market will start in August. The top leagues are now being played out, so the money flows are maintained. The market value of players will be slightly depressed, but not much. Based on their performance and ambition, a number of our players also want to make the move abroad. Agreements have been made with Andre Onana, Donny van de Beek and Nicolás Tagliafico, but it remains to be seen whether the market is indeed breaking loose. For Onana and Van de Beek, another year of Ajax could certainly be an option, for Tagliafico it is slightly different because of his age. It will be different (without Ziyech). We have lost a unique player. Hakim can decide a game in the blink of an eye, there are not many such footballers in the world