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Pep Guardiola recommended ten Hag for Man City and will now confront him

By Harry Smith

Pep Guardiola recommended ten Hag for Man City and will now confront him

Last season the Manchester City manager recommended Erik ten Hag as successor to his position with the Citizens.

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Manchester United chose at the end of last season between some trainers, the candidates were very striking, but the board was clear that they wanted to invest with Erik ten Hag, the past he had at Ajax convinced the institution that he was the right choice to take the reins of the team that had a bad end of the season.

He came to the team with a complicated locker room, a summer in which their top scorer from last season was looking to force his exit for not qualifying to this year's edition of the Champions League. In addition to looking to sign quality players, who felt honored to be of interest to the most mediatized team in England.

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The project began with two consecutive defeats, one of which was a scandalous 4-0 loss away to Brentford. From there he implemented a strict way of working with his players, benching players who were benchmarks, and began to fill with confidence players who were not regulars in the starting lineup. That has led to four consecutive Premier League victories.

Since his arrival he has been clear, he has worked to get the best version of each player in the squad, so he has managed to make his starting eleven solid and forceful by having the most active players who are having a good time. To which Pep Guardiola commented last season that he saw a manager like Erik ten Hag managing Man City at a high level at some point in the future.

"It's a nice compliment, but I'm 100% convinced. I chose Man Utd and I have no regrets"

So said Erik ten Hag for being reminded of that statement by the manager who will be his Manchester derby opponent. The Dutch trainer was flattered by that statement, but reiterated the commitment he has with the Red Devils, he accepted the team's offer to turn the situation around and create a team that will return to the elite of world class football.


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