Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes Erik Ten Hag would be a good choice to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the club. 

Solksjaer’s future at United is in doubt following a poor run of results. The Red Devils are linked with the likes of Brendan Rodgers and former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane. However, Ferdinand believes Ajax boss Ten Hag would be the perfect man to replace OGS.

“For any manager coming in to a new club, it’s almost like you’ve got to show people why you’re there immediately.” he told his Vibe with Five YouTube channel.

“I use Antonio Conte as a good reference point for that. Whenever he joins a new club, there is no negotiables and he tells them, ‘this is what’s happening, this is what I am – if you’re not with me you can go.”

“I think that’s the type of attitude and the type of mentality that separates the good managers from the top managers.”

“You’ve got to be able to go in there and command a whole dressing room full of egos, big personalities, big characters. That’s the job of anyone coming in. Now I don’t know Ten Hag personally but he’s doing a fantastic job at Ajax.”

“Let’s remember that Ajax isn’t a small club. They’re a massive club – the biggest club in Holland.”

Expectation levels

“Yes, it’s different and the landscape is different but it’s still a huge club that he’s got to work with and the expectation levels there every day are to win.”

“That’s something that will be there every day and would be there if he was to come to Manchester United.”

“Anyone who comes in, they’ve got to be able to deal with people. That’s the art of a fantastic manager.”

The Red Devils have suffered four losses in their last six Premier League matches.


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