Erik Ten Hag wants to emulate Guardiola’s style of football at Manchester United 

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Ajax boss Erik Ten Hag is heavily linked with a move to Manchester United and his past comment about his playing style might suggest how the Red Devils could look under the Dutchman. 

Mauricio Pochettino and Erik Ten Hag are the two leading candidates to succeed Ralf Rangnick at Old Trafford. However, the recent reports are claiming that following extensive research, the Red Devils hierarchy have identified that the Dutchman will be the perfect candidate to take the club back to the summit. 

The 52-year-old and Pep Guardiola had previously worked together at Bayern Munich and the Ajax chief admitted that he learned a lot from the Spaniard. He said:

“I learned a lot from Guardiola. His philosophy is sensational. What he did in Barcelona, Bayern and now with City, that attacking style sees him win a lot. It’s this structure that I have tried to implement at Ajax.”

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Ten Hag and Pep Guardiola both have a similar philosophy as they both are inspired by the former Netherlands legend Johan Cruyff. The 52-year-old likes to implement a 4-3-3 system with possession-based football and defending from the front. 

Ajax play with a high defensive line in order to press the opposition higher up the field. The Dutchman also likes to defend with the ball, similar to what Guardiola has been doing at Manchester City. 

So, there is not much difference between the two coaches in terms of playing style. However, the biggest question will be whether he can build a squad which is as good as the Citizens or not. 

Manchester United have enough financial resources to sign world-class talents and build a squad that is worthy of challenging for the title next season. However, given the club’s hierarchy’s lack of efficiency in the transfer market, the Old Trafford outfit might struggle to find success despite appointing the right manager. 

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