Erik Ten Hag is a former Dutch football player who is currently managing Eredivisie team Ajax and here, we learn more about his nationality, net worth, facts and family.
Manchester United announced today that Erik Ten Hag is going to be their next manager. It is huge news for United fans and football supporters worldwide. But to understand the Dutch manager’s vision, we have to understand his background and journey first.
Erik Ten Hag’s managerial tactics have brought success to Ajax in recent years. The manager has been with the Eredivisie team since 2017 and in these years, he has completely changed the system at the club. He led his players to the semi-final of UEFA Champions League 2018/19, which was surprising to many fans as the then Ajax team was full of young players. We are going to discuss his journey in detail in this article. So, without further ado, let’s get started!
Erik Ten Hag Facts and Wiki
|Birth Place||Haaksbergen, Netherlands|
|Father’s Name||Hennie Ten Hag|
|Net Worth||$4 Million|
|Date of Birth||2 February 1970|
|Senior Clubs||Twente, De Graafschap, Twente, RKC Waalwijk, Utrecht, Twente|
|Teams Managed||Go Ahead Eagles, Bayern Munich II, Utrecht, Ajax|
|Achievements (Manager)||Regionalliga Bayern: 2013–14, Eredivisie(x2): 2018–19, 2020–21, KNVB Cup: 2018–19, 2020–21, Johan Cruyff Shield: 2019|
|Girlfriend||Bianca Ten Hag|
Erik Ten Hag net worth and salary
Erik Ten Hag couldn’t pocket much earning during the initial years of his managerial career as he coached lower leagues and youth teams. However, after becoming the head coach of Ajax, the Dutch manager has been making a lot of money. Adding the value of all his assets and his bank balance, we have found out that he has a net worth of $4 Million. Due to the lack of information, we currently don’t know how much he earns in a year.
Considering his reputation in the past few years, Erik Ten Hag’s market price has grown bigger. Even though it is currently not known how much money United are paying to secure the deal, the amount would be significantly large. He would likely pocket a huge wage deal as well.
Erik Ten Hag Playing Career
Erik Ten Hag was a central defender during his playing career. He focused on technique rather than going physical against his opponents. He mainly spent time in the Dutch leagues during his playing career. He has played with FC Twente, De Graafschap, RKC Waalwijk and FC Utrecht. He featured in more than 336 matches but couldn’t reach the top level due to his limitation in skills. He only won two titles: Eerste Divisie with De Graafschap in the 1990–91 season and KNVB Cup in the 2000–01 season.
Erik Ten Hag Managerial career
Erik Ten Hag started his journey with Go Ahead Eagles in the Eerste Divisie. Only in his first season with the club, he helped them get a promotion. After one season, he moved to Bayern Munich II, where he coached from 2013 to 2015.
The Dutch manager’s next job was playing the role of a Sporting Director and head coach at FC Utrecht, whom he led into Europa League qualification in only his second season.
Erik Ten Hag joined Ajax on 21 December 2017. He didn’t get much success in the first season as he took some time evaluating and organizing his team. As he didn’t have much financial backing, he had to rely on youngsters who came out of the Ajax academy.
Erik Ten Hag led his team to the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League semi-final by beating Juventus and Real Madrid in the knockout stages. His team suffered a disappointing loss at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur after the English team made a comeback in the second leg.
The Dutch manager lifted the Eredevish and KNVB Cup in the 2018/19 season. As most of his players from the 2018/19 class joined big-league clubs after that season, he couldn’t manage to lift another title in the next season.
Ten Hag’s Ajax team flourished in the 2020/21 season, winning the Eredevish and KNVB Cup. His managerial success has been a result of his deep understanding of the game. He mainly uses a vertical tiki-taka style. His philosophy is a mixture of Rinus Michels’ total football and Pep Guardiola’s tiki-taka.
Erik Ten Hag Family
Erik Ten Hag was born on 2 February 1970 to Dutch parents. His father’s name is Hennie Ten Hag. But we don’t know her mother’s identity and his parents’ occupation at this point. The Dutch manager prefers secrecy regarding his private information. That’s why we couldn’t find much about his background and early life. We are unsure whether he has any siblings as well.
Erik Ten Hag Wife- Bianca Ten Hag
Erik Ten Hag is married to a beautiful Dutch lady named Bianca Ten Hag. The duo prefers to keep their relationship out of the public eye. Thus they haven’t shared much about their relationship on any public media. We know that they have kids, but they haven’t shared their children’s identities and birth dates until now.
Erik Ten Hag Sponsorship and Endorsement
We have no information regarding Erik Ten Hag’s sponsorship and endorsement deals.
Erik Ten Hag Car and Tattoo
Erik Ten Hag doesn’t have any tattoos on his body. We currently don’t know what type of car he drives. When he arrives in Manchester, we will probably be able to see his ride.
Erik Ten Hag Social Media
Erik Ten Hag isn’t active on any social media platforms.
FAQs about Erik Ten Hag
|What is Erik Ten Hag’s net worth?|
|Erik Ten Hag’s net worth is $4 Million.|
|How many clubs have Erik Ten Hag managed?|
|Erik Ten Hag has managed four teams until now – Go Ahead Eagles, Bayern Munich II, Utrecht, Ajax.|
|How old is Erik Ten Hag?|
|He is 52 years old.|
|Nationality of Erik Ten Hag?|
|He is Dutch.|
|Has Erik Ten Hag ever won a World Cup?|
|No, he has never won a world cup.|
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