Pay it more – Former Netherlands star tells Ajax to keep coach amid Newcastle United Link


Former Netherlands international Pierre van Hooijdonk has insisted that Ajax raise coach Erik ten Hag’s salary to keep him in the midst of Newcastle United’s interest.

After parting ways with Steve Bruce last week, Newcastle’s new owners are on the hunt for a new boss and are going through a series of names.

Ten Hag, who currently manages Dutch giants Ajax, is credited with the Magpies’ interest as their hierarchy seeks to bring in a manager who can take the club to a new level.

Former Netherlands star Van Hooijdonk places great importance on Ten Hag and acknowledges that he has brought great success to Ajax since taking office in December 2017.

The 51-year-old stressed that Ajax should increase Ten Hag’s salary to ward off interests elsewhere and keep him at the club.

“Ajax shattered the ceiling in terms of players’ salaries and that brought them success”, Van Hooijdonk said the OUR ‘Studio Voetbal program, while discussing Ten Hag’s connection to Newcastle’s work.

“Now you have a coach who gave them that success.

“To pay [him] Following?

“Yes of course!”

Ten Hag isn’t the only person the Magpies want to keep away from Ajax as they are also reportedly claiming that Marc Overmars will be the new director of football at St. James’ Park.

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