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Erik ten Hag; Journey from Ajax to Manchester

Erik ten Hag, the Dutch manager of Manchester United, has a chance to add another trophy to his list of accomplishments in the Carabao Cup. With a comfortable lead over Nottingham Forest in the semi-final, the Red Devils look poised to make it to the final in February. This would be Ten Hag’s fourth major cup final, having already won two out of his three with previous club, Ajax. As a successful manager, Ten Hag has already accumulated a number of titles in his career. Let’s take a closer look at his achievements thus far.

Erik ten Hag Ajax Trophies

The Dutch football manager, Erik ten Hag, is widely known for his successful stint with Ajax. He joined the Amsterdam club in December 2017 and took charge of 215 matches, where he won an impressive 158 and lost only 29. Ten Hag’s biggest achievement with Ajax was leading the club to the semi-finals of the Champions League in 2018/19, where they defeated giants Real Madrid and Juventus before falling to Tottenham in a thrilling encounter.

During his time with Ajax, ten Hag won three Eredivisie titles, two KNVB Cup titles, and one Dutch Super Cup. Despite these achievements, he also suffered a few setbacks, including losses in the Dutch Cup final and the Dutch Super Cup in the 2021/22 and 2022/23 seasons.

In the summer of 2022, ten Hag made the move to Old Trafford, joining Manchester United. With his wealth of experience and success with Ajax, Ten Hag is eager to make his mark with the Premier League giants. A related video has emerged in which he acknowledges the work that needs to be done to win the Carabao Cup final.

Erik ten Hag other trophies, personal awards

Erik ten Hag is a highly experienced football manager who has had a journeyman career in the sport. Prior to his appointment as manager of Ajax in late 2017, he has managed several teams including Go Ahead Eagles, Bayern Munich II, and Utrecht. Throughout these spells, he has only won one title which was the German Regionalliga Bavaria trophy in 2013/14 with Bayern Munich’s second team.

Despite not winning many titles, Ten Hag has received several personal accolades that demonstrate his coaching skills. He has won the Rinus Michels Award – a prestigious award given to the best manager in the Netherlands – three times. He received the award once in 2015/16 with Utrecht and twice in 2018/19 and 2020/21 with Ajax.

Ten Hag’s exceptional coaching skills were recognized outside the Netherlands when he won the Premier League Manager of the Month award in September 2021 while managing Manchester United. This just goes to show that Ten Hag’s reputation as a top-class coach has reached far and wide.


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