Ajax manager ten Hag denies links to Chelsea amid rumours of Sarri's exit
- The Dutch specialist is likely to be one of the most sought-after coaches in Europe.
- Chelsea may turn to him if they sack Sarri, as suggested by Italian sources.
- But ten Hag claims he is going to stay at Ajax.
Ajax manager Erik ten Hag is not thinking about leaving his club for any top club, including Chelsea, he assured at a press conference.
The Dutch manager has overseen the biggest sensation of the season in Europe as his side have reached the Champions League semifinal only to lose to Tottenham on away goals.
Naturally, ten Hag is turning into one of the most wanted coaches at clubs that have failed to get desired results.
But he vehemently denies that he is interested in a job elsewhere, according to Calciomercato.
"It's an honour to be linked with big clubs like Barcelona, Bayern and Chelsea but I have a contract with Ajax and I am happy here. There are no problems for me," said ten Hag before the game against De Graafshap which will determine the result of the Eredivisie title race.
"I am happy and I'm planning my future here, I am not thinking about leaving".
It would be naive to suggest that ten Hag has no offers on his table. However, whether the Blues are among those clubs is unknown.
Earlier, Gazzetta dello Sport claimed that Chelsea board intended to sack the current manager, Maurizio Sarri, after the Europa League final, regardless of the result.
Despite a decent position in the Premier League table, Roman Abramovich is not happy with the Italian, the media suggested, not in a small part due to his stubborn nature.
Sarri has never made a secret of obvious problems within the club, including his latest criticism of a friendly clash against New England Revolution.
"It's a double feeling," Sarri said on Tuesday. "I'm happy because we go there for a good reason. As a coach, I am worried because we are tired and need to rest."