Ten Hag also revealed that his first contact with United officials came during the March international break, having been quizzed on the moment he actually decided to ditch Ajax.
“It felt like a difficult but great challenge. That is the most beautiful thing there is. There is something to build at United and something to gain. Manchester United is such a big name in football history. It feels like a challenge to put the club back on track of winning.
“Old Trafford is nicknamed the Theatre of Dreams for a reason. It is a club with name, fame, and allure in international football. Everyone knows the history of the beautiful teams. From Sir Alex Ferguson of course, but also further back in time. The great team of the late fifties suddenly disappeared with the plane crash.