Dutch tactician Erik ten Hag comments on Ajax future after the sacking of Solskjaer

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Ajax manager, Erik ten Hag, has insisted he is focused on his role as Ajax manager, despite reports linking him with the vacant role at Manchester United.

Michael Carrick was appointed interim manager for United, after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sack on Sunday, while efforts are made to find a more experienced coach.

Ten Hag is one of the many names touted as a potential replacement for Solskjaer, but the Ajax boss has insisted that he knows nothing about the reports linking him to United.

Speaking after his side’s 5-0 win over RKC Waalwijk, Ten Hag told ESPN, “I am focused on my team, we have a brilliant squad and we want to achieve a lot.

“We have a brilliant squad, we want to fight for titles. My focus is on Ajax, the rest only distracts. I expect from my players that they are focused on Ajax, so I have to give the right example for that too.

“You keep asking me [about my position as Ajax manager], yes it is a weird question. I heard nothing about [United’s interest], so I can’t think about it.”