During an interview with Trouw, quoted by Sport Witness, Erik ten Hag was asked if he will be able to handle the egos of the ‘Cristiano Ronaldos of the world’.
The newly-appointed Manchester United boss replied: “I think so. But I will remain myself in that too. I will not change my view on coaching.
“The material always determines how you play, but I indicate the requirements that come with it and the standards.
“I tell who has what task and who does not meet it, will be told that, regardless of who it is. I make no concessions in that regard.”
“I set requirements in advance about how I want to work. If they aren’t granted, I won’t. I am ultimately responsible and accounted for the results.
“I don’t want to be the sole ruler, I stand for cooperation, but control in transfers is a condition for me.”
A coach like him has been a necessity at Old Trafford for the longest time now and it’s hoped the Dutchman will guide us back to winning trophies again.
Ten Hag will end Ralf Rangnick’s interim spell at the helm at the end of this season, having signed a three-year contract.