Erik ten Hag has insisted that he is happy at Ajax as he continues to be linked with a move to the Premier League.
Ten Hag has done a fantastic job since taking over at Amsterdam in 2017, leading his side to back-to-back Eredivisie titles as well as consistent success in Europe.
He infamously led Ajax to within seconds of the Champions League final in 2019 and in this season’s repeat of the competition, his team has won its first four group stage matches, ensuring that they advance to the knockout stages of the process.
Ten Hag has also helped create a running band of young players, including Matthijs de Ligt, Frenkie de Jong and more recently Ryan Gravenberch.
With merits like this, it is no surprise that he has attracted attention from some of Europe’s top sides. Manchester United have been mentioned as a potential destination recently while Tottenham, Everton and newly acquired Newcastle United have also been linked.
But in a recent interview, Ten Hag insisted he was not looking for a move from Ajax.
“I live in the present, so I have a hard time answering this,” he told ESPN.
“I always want to improve my team, and as long as I feel this motivation I want to continue, if Ajax wants it too.
“I thrive in Ajax. I can work there in a good way. The conditions and climate are good. Good management and very nice staff, and not to forget that I have a very good group of players who are also flexible.” ‘
Currently, Ten Hag will continue to focus on maintaining Ajax’s immaculate Champions League record and expanding its lead at the top of the Eredivisie table.
They are currently on par with PSV Eindhoven in second place, although they can boast an incredible goal difference of plus 35, after conceding twice all season.
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