New Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag insists he is not risking his managerial reputation by taking the Manchester United job.
Ten Hag is Manchester United’s fifth permanent boss since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.
“I don’t see it as a risk,” Ten Hag said. “I think this club has a great history, and now let’s make a future.”
Manchester United finished the 2021/22 season with 58 points, our lowest points total in the Premier League era. This comes just a year after the Red Devils finished second behind Manchester City.
Ten Hag insists there is potential in the Manchester United squad that he’s inheriting.
“The plan is huge and we only have a short time,” he added.
“I’m looking forward to working with these players. The season before, this squad was second in the league, so there is huge potential. I think if we improve, if we work with them, I think we can get out more than what was the result from this season.”
Meanwhile, Manchester United co-owner Avram Glazer has admitted Ten Hag will be backed this summer.
“It’s a disappointing season for everyone and we’re going to work hard to make next season a better season,” Glazer said.
“We’ve always spent the money necessary to buy new players,” added Glazer, when questioned whether the club would spend to improve the squad this summer.