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Erik ten Hag is primed to become the next permanent manager of Manchester United
Erik ten Hag is primed to become the next permanent manager of Manchester United (Picture: Getty)

Dusan Tadic believes Manchester United will be hiring one of the best managers in the world once they confirm the appointment of Erik ten Hag.

The Premier League giants made a significant breakthrough in negotiations with the 52-year-old earlier this week but no official announcement will be made until after this weekend’s Dutch Cup final between Ajax and PSV Eindhoven.

Tadic has thrived as the creative heartbeat of the recent Ajax teams coached by Ten Hag and although the ex-Southampton star his hopeful his current boss has a late change of heart, he admits it is only natural Europe’s biggest clubs are interested in his services.

Erik ten Hag and Dusan Tadic with the KNVB Cup
Erik ten Hag and Dusan Tadic with the KNVB Cup (Picture: Getty)

Ten Hag has been quizzed repeatedly on the prospect of him moving to Old Trafford, but he again remained coy during Friday’s pre-match press conference.

‘Because I serve Ajax,’ he said when asked why he would not confirm his impending move. ‘We need to win the two remaining trophies.’ he said.

‘I am not afraid [of discussing United]. I will repeat myself one more time. Do you have questions about the cup final? About Ajax?

‘We have trained fantastically this week. The best in my time at Ajax, so the players are busy with Ajax.

‘They are looking forward to it, there is a lot of energy. Hopefully we will see that during the final on Sunday.’

Ten Hag will succeed interim boss Ralf Ragnick who, himself, was giving nothing away as he addressed the media just hours later ahead of Saturday’s game against Norwich City.

He said: ‘I don’t know if it’s a done deal. My reply is the same as Erik Ten Hag’s was. My focus is on the game tomorrow.

‘Again, we all know he is a good manager, that he has done a good job at Ajax and also at former clubs.

‘But right now it doesn’t make sense to tell you what I think about any other coach.’

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