Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United journey has been a rollercoaster ride, even though the club made it back to the Champions League. This Dutch coach has been busy shaking things up, making changes that have left many scratching their heads. L’
Ten Hag opened up about the club’s current situation in a recent press conference before a Premier League match. He emphasized the importance of team dynamics and unity, saying, “It’s about the construction of the team, about the dynamics of the group… But it’s about the team; the team is above everything.”
Ten Hag is all about managing different characters and instilling discipline and unity in the squad. He revealed that he was given the task of setting new standards at the club to tackle issues with the existing culture before he arrived last season.
“In this team, everyone plays their role, and everyone is different,” Ten Hag explained. “There are different characters, and you have to manage those characters, but the team is always above everything. The club asked me, because there wasn’t a good culture before I came in last season, to set some standards. So my job is to control standards.”
Ten Hag’s challenge at Manchester United goes way beyond the tactics and strategies we see on the field. It involves rebuilding the club’s culture and setting the stage for success. But he’s not the first coach to face this Herculean task. Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjær had their share of challenges too.
Let’s be honest; Manchester United has been on a mission to fill the giant void left by the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson. The man set the bar so high during his tenure that it’s a daunting task for anyone to replicate his level of success. The club’s struggles in recent years aren’t just down to the coach; it’s a collective challenge.
As Ten Hag continues to reshape Manchester United, the road to reclaiming their glory isn’t a walk in the park. It involves more than just tactical brilliance; it’s about rebuilding a strong club culture, something that doesn’t happen overnight. So, while Ten Hag pushes forward on this journey, the Red Devils are hoping that, over time, they’ll once again sit among Europe’s football elite.