Juventus star Matthijs de Ligt explains Erik ten Hag’s coaching style

Erik ten Hag’s arrival at Manchester United breathed life into the club, despite the disappointment of missing out on Champions League football.

Ralf Rangnick’s six-month tenure at the helm of the team was ugly to watch and his decision to step down from the originally agreed two-year advisory role made matters worse.

Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt worked with Ten Hag while at Ajax and the 22-year-old has now detailed his former manager’s management style, insisting he has the tools to succeed at United.

“He is someone who loves his job and he loves to work” De Ligt is quoted as saying by the Evening Standard. “He’s really into the details. This makes him a very good coach.

“He has a lot of qualities (to succeed). We’ll have to see how he goes. It definitely improves players. He wants to do everything to make his team play better.

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Ten Hag already impressed supporters with his first media appearance last month and fans are eager to see his team in action this summer, with the Dutchman the latest manager to be tasked with turning United’s situation around.

The 53-year-old has signed a three-year contract with the option of a further year and the process of securing his signature has been extended. Ahead of his first transfer window, Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong has emerged as a priority target while Ajax defender Jurrien Timber is another frequently linked player.

It is confirmed that two senior midfielders in Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba will leave the club when their contracts expire later this month and midfield reinforcement will be high on Ten Hag’s wish list .