AFCON 2023 hero explains why Manchester United must keep Erik Ten Hag

Manchester United Coach Eric Ten Hag


Manchester United Coach Eric Ten Hag

AFCON 2023 hero explains why Manchester United must keep Erik Ten Hag

Ayoola Kelechi 19:47 - 21.03.2024

Manchester United's Erik Ten Hag has received support from an unlikely source who asked the Red Devils to exercise patience with their embattled gaffer

Sebastien Haller, Ivory Coast’s hero in the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations has shared insights into why Manchester United should prioritize retaining Dutch coach Erik Ten Hag amidst speculation about his future.

A bond forged in success

Haller's journey under Ten Hag's tutelage began at Utrecht, where the coach nurtured the striker's talents before orchestrating his move to Ajax. Together, they achieved remarkable feats, with Haller delivering stellar performances, including 32 goals in 50 Eredivisie appearances and an impressive Champions League record of scoring in every group game, shared only with Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo.

Reflecting on his time with Ten Hag, Haller commends the coach's relentless commitment to extracting the best from his team. He states, "Ten Hag really invests his time and energy into getting the best out of his team."

Behind-the-Scenes Brilliance

In a league where results reign supreme, Haller emphasizes the importance of understanding the meticulous efforts undertaken by coaches like Ten Hag behind the scenes. He adds, "This is England and Manchester United, people don’t even want to know what is going on behind the scenes — they just want results."

Haller reminisces about the days when Ten Hag was not just a coach but also a neighbor, highlighting the coach's singular focus on his craft. He notes, "When I was in Utrecht, he was my neighbour. This guy never stops working."

Grateful for the pivotal role Ten Hag played in his career, Haller credits the coach for his achievements and wishes him continued success. He expresses, "Thanks to him, I could succeed."

As speculation swirls around Ten Hag's future, testimonies like Haller's serve as a compelling reminder of the coach's invaluable contributions and the imperative for Manchester United to retain his services.

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