Erik ten Hag believes it’s an absolute must for Manchester United to seal Champions League football in his very first season at the club.
In his farewell interview for Ajax, the Dutchman said: “I would’ve liked to be active [in the Champions League] myself, but sadly that’s not the case.
“That’s a must. The goal is to make Manchester United Europe-proof again, like we did with Ajax, reaching the Champions League with Manchester United is a prerequisite.
“It’s a greater challenge because the league is much better and obviously being responsible for the football achievements demands a lot from someone and requires the necessary qualifications.
“The demands are high. I can’t wait. My time at Ajax will definitely help me.
“That must be a lot [of faith in himself] when the world is on fire you must stay calm and make the right choices.”
It’s great to see Ten Hag already clear and firm on his ambitions ahead of his debut season at Old Trafford.
Ten Hag arrives after winning the Eredivisie with Ajax this term, setting up for an exciting new chapter in England.