Pundit Kevin Campbell has been reacting to who could join Erik ten Hag in the Manchester United dugout, Football Insider report.
The Lowdown: Verbal agreement…
It appears to be a matter of time until the Red Devils confirm Ten Hag as their new manager after striking a verbal agreement with the 52-year-old earlier this week.
An announcement isn’t expected anytime soon however, due to Ajax’s Dutch Cup final with PSV at the weekend, reports David Ornstein.
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Reports do however believe that Ten Hag wants to bring his assistant Mitchell van der Gaag with him to Old Trafford, while Steve McClaren and Robin van Persie are also under consideration.
The Latest: Campbell’s comments
He labelled it as ‘important’ and ‘a brilliant move’, while also admitting he can see move materialising.
“It would be a smart move because both of them know the club inside out.
“Ten Hag knows what McClaren is about. They’ve been successful. They know.
“Van Persie had great success at Man United. Getting people in who know the club and know what’s required to be successful is important.
“I think it would be a brilliant move, if I’m honest. I can see it happening.”
The Verdict: Interesting…
Along with Van der Gaag, it could be wise for Ten Hag to bring McClaren and Van Persie to Old Trafford. He knows McClaren well after serving as his assistant at FC Twente, with roles possibly reversed 14 years on.
Fellow countryman Van Persie enjoyed plenty of success as a player with the Red Devils, and could also bring something different to the coaching team.
It will be interesting to see who Ten Hag brings with him, but what is most important for United chiefs at this moment in time is that a move goes through without any late hiccups. A coaching team potentially needs to be sorted before a deal is finalised, but only time will tell.
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