‘Ten Hag has grown in appearance and hardly says anything stupid nothing’

Wim Kieft believes that Erik ten Hag has developed a lot at Ajax in recent years. With the upcoming championship of the Amsterdammers, the former striker must ‘conclude that trainer Erik ten Hag has managed everything well this season. ‘
Kieft understands that Ten Hag has extended his contract. ‘He will enjoy it, get the free hand of director of football affairs Marc Overmars and give the selection a face of his own, ‘he writes in his column in De Cceit. ‘Then you can go to Tottenham Hotspur, but that is not a club that settles in the top four of the Premier League as structurally. ‘
According to Kieft, Ajax has the most money, but this season there was a lot to manage for Ten Hag. He points out the departure of Hakim Ziyech and Donny van de Beek, the lack of a good striker in the first half of the season, the puddle of Andre Onana, the stabbing incident around Quincy Promes and the forgotten check mark at Sébastien Haller. Finally, Daley Blind fell away.
The management of Ten Hag went well, where he was quite confused in his early years, says Kieft. ‘In his appearance he has grown, says almost no more stupid things and always remained calm. Football technically he chose the South American variant to survive. A real choice, because if you give in football skills, it can’t always swing.
In the end, Ajax‘s performance is quite normal this season when you see how the club stands and there is little to blame for Ten Hag, ‘says Kieft, who only calls the Europa League shutdown by AS Roma disappointing. ‘Then he had the bad luck that Maarten Stekelenburg was leaving for the first game and his replacement Kjell Scherpen was so wrong. ‘