Erik Ten Hag has been successful in delivering something positive after landing in Manchester. On Monday he made his first press conference as United manager. From the conference, the fans and the world got to know somewhat, what the Dutch actually plans to do in Manchester during his tenure.
Moreover, he has already conducted several meetings internally with United officials for carrying out his project during the summer. Ten Hag was present during his club’s last match against Crystal Palace which they lost 0-1. The 52-year-old is currently giving his players rest before revealing his intentions.
It is understood that Erik Ten Hag has already agreed to the exits of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Brandon Williams. This move has been praised by the fans. The fans are also excited about the arrival of ex-Ajax assistant Mitchell Van der Gaag and Alex Ferguson’s former assistant Steve Mclaren.
He had been Ferguson’s right-hand man between the years 1999-2001. During his press conference, Ten Hag said that he has ‘confidence in the project’ and ‘good people around the club’. However, it is been understood that four coaches are said to leave Old Trafford which would including Mike Phelan.
What is Erik Ten Hag’s mistake at Manchester United?
Allowing Mike Phelan to leave is thought to be Ten Hag’s first mistake at the English club. It is not known, however, whether it is Phelan’s decision or the club’s. Still, it is thought that Phelan should have been kept for at least one more year.
Phelan has spent two decades with the club and was part of its successes in the 2000s. His vast experience could have proven crucial for the club as Ten Hag is set to oversee an overhaul.
He is advised to be careful as he continues with his internal changes. It is said that Phelan knows what it takes to win a trophy. He oversaw the team lifting three Premier League titles, two League cups, and a Club World Cup. Therefore, he could have been crucial as backroom staff.
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