Erik ten Hag

Ajax technical manager Gerry Hamstra has revealed that they are still convincing manager Erik ten Hag to stay at the club.

Ten Hag has strongly been linked with a move to Manchester United in the summer but Hamstra says they are doing all they can to hold on to their tactician.

In an interview with ESPN via The Metro, Hamstra said: “We hope he stays, but there are now only two scenarios. Our job is to stick to the facts and he’s not left yet.

“He is focused on the present. Only Erik can determine his future. He is old enough and wise enough for that. We really hope he stays, and if he does not stay we have to be ready for the second scenario.”

Asked why they didn’t press hard to keep their manager, he added: “I can be very clear about this: we did. We did everything to… we are trying everything to keep him on board. We have tried everything. When? Recently. More money? Yes.”

Ajax has a cup final against PSV Eindhoven on Sunday in what is believed will be Hag’s last game with the club; the 52-year-old having one year remaining on his contract.

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