Pep Guardiola: ‘Erik ten Hag could replace me at Manchester City’
Pep Guardiola has suggested that Manchester United-linked Erik ten Hag could replace him at Manchester City.
Ten Hag, who has been in charge of Dutch giants Ajax since 2017, has been strongly linked with the vacancy at Old Trafford, with one report claiming that the 52-year-old is now the clear favourite to take over from interim boss Ralf Rangnick this summer.
Guardiola, who will see his Man City contract expire in June 2023, has previously worked with Ten Hag during his time at Bayern Munich, and he believed the Dutchman could be a good candidate to replace him at the Etihad Stadium in the future.
Speaking in his press conference ahead of City’s Premier League trip to Burnley on Saturday, Guardiola said: “Are you asking me if Erik ten Hag could be here? Definitely.
“A lot could be here and I think he could be one of the ones. For the way he approaches the game, definitely, definitely. I will say [it] to [director of football] Txiki [Begiristain] now!”
Ten Hag has recently been speaking about Man United, stating that they are a “great club with great fans”, and although he insists that he is focussed fully on his current job at Ajax, the Dutchman has refused to rule out a move away from Amsterdam in the near future.
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