Ajax boss Ten Hag reveals which club he wants to coach - already Barca-bound?
- The Dutch side won the domestic double and only a last-minute goal denied them the desired UCL final.
- Ten Hag is now heavily linked with the potential Barca move.
- He says after the Eredivisie win: "I want to coach at a club where the philosophy is right."
Ajax has just become the Eredivisie champions as they beat De Graafschap 4-1 away. However, the title race was over last weekend as their major rival, PSV, suddenly succumbed to a narrow defeat to AZ Alkmaar. For Ajax, this win is 34th in total and first in the last five years.
Apart from the Eredivisie win, Ajax have also snatched the local cup. They beat Willem II 4-0 on May 5. They are currently the first Dutch club to snatch the domestic double since the 2004/2005 campaign. We shouldn't forget Ajax's Champions League exploits as only Tottenham's last-minute goal denied them the much-desired final.
No wonder Barcelona are heavily linked with a number of Ajax players and even their coach, Erik Ten Hag. He is considered to be the right man to replace underfire Ernesto Valverde who isn't fans' favourite at the Camp Nou stadium following the infamous Anfield debacle.
During the celebrations, Ten Hag explicitly hints at his future plans, as quoted by Fox Sports: "We won the double, we beat Real Madrid away, Juventus away, Tottenham away, and I think the biggest compliment is the fact that we made people feel joy with our style of play. Me leaving? I want to coach at a club where the philosophy is right."
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Curiously, Ten Hag sounded a bit differently before the final Eredivisie game on Tuesday: "I have a contract here at Ajax, I am enjoying my time here and I am already thinking about the future. I am not thinking about leaving."
Earlier, it has been reported by the Evening Standard, that ten Hag and Ronald Koeman are considered by Barcelona as Ernesto Valverde's potential heirs.