“My focus is currently only on Ajax. But in football, you never know,” Erik ten Hag told Sport1 when asked about reports that he had been interviewed by Man United.
“I don’t want to rule anything out. I’m currently employed here at Ajax to perform.
“With the cup final against Eindhoven, we still have eight finals left, and I need all my energy for that. Anything else would just be a distraction.
“I know that in football everything can change from one day to the next. If at some point I should decide to take the next step, I hope that people here will understand.
“Everyone knows each other in the industry. There are always talks with representatives from other clubs, that’s normal.
“Manchester United is a great club with great fans. But I can only repeat myself: My full focus is completely on Ajax! We are already planning for the new season.”
“I’ve sat down with Ajax after every season so far. That will also be the case this time. I can say that Ajax and Erik ten Hag are very happy with each other at the moment.”
According to multiple reports, the Dutchman held talks with Man United last week, with Ajax granting them permission to discuss a potential appointment.
United still want to keep their options open, but the Ajax manager appears to be the more gettable candidate as opposed to Mauricio Pochettino or Luis Enrique, with their employers not so keen on making it easy for United.