Ajax manager Ten Hag is said to have had talks with Manchester United during the time the Old Trafford club look to select a new manager full-time for the upcoming season.
However, Pep Guardiola is convinced that Manchester United managerial candidate Erik Ten Hag could be an ideal successor at Manchester City should he decide to walk away or get sacked.
Ten Hag is at the top of the list to succeed Ralf Rangnick at Manchester United at the close of the season and there are several reports that talks between the club and coach went smoothly last week.
Guardiola worked with Ten Hag in Bayern Munich and thinks he could be a good fit at the Etihad Stadium when he eventually leaves. The manager of the city, who has a contract until the end of the season, spoke at an event with journalists:
“Are you asking me if Erik Ten Hag could be here? Definitely. A lot could be here and I think he could be one of the ones. For the way he approaches the game, definitely, definitely. I will say (it) to (director of football) Txiki (Begiristain) now!”
Guardiola’s remarks came after Louis Van Gaal, the United manager from 2014-16, questioned whether his former club was the right match for Ten Hag, his fellow countryman.
Van Gaal, who is currently the Holland national team’s coach has pointedly stated that Ten Hag “must select to manage a football club over commercial clubs” should he leave Amsterdam next summer.