Erik ten Hag

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Erik ten Hag
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Ten Hag coaching Utrecht in 2017
Personal information
Date of birth (1970-02-02) 2 February 1970 (age 49)
Place of birth Haaksbergen, Netherlands
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Ajax (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1990 Twente 14 (0)
1990–1992 De Graafschap 54 (6)
1992–1994 Twente 45 (2)
1994–1995 RKC Waalwijk 31 (2)
1995–1996 Utrecht 30 (2)
1996–2002 Twente 162 (3)
Total 336 (15)
Teams managed
2002–2006 Twente (youth academy)
2006–2009 Twente (assistant)
2009–2012 PSV Eindhoven (assistant)
2012–2013 Go Ahead Eagles
2013–2015 Bayern Munich II
2015–2017 Utrecht
2017– Ajax
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Erik ten Hag (born 2 February 1970) is a Dutch professional football coach and former player who is the current manager of Eredivise side Ajax.

As a player, he played for FC Twente, De Graafschap, RKC Waalwijk en FC Utrecht. He had three stints with Twente.

Coaching career[edit]

In 2012, he was appointed manager of Go Ahead Eagles in the Eerste Divisie by Marc Overmars, who was a shareholder of the club.[1][2].

He coached Bayern Munich II from 6 June 2013 until 2015 when he was replaced by Heiko Vogel.[3][4] His final match as Bayern Munich II head coach was a 1–0 loss to FC Nürnberg II on 22 May 2015.[5]

Ten Hag then became the Sporting Director and head coach of Utrecht in summer 2015, where he led the club to the fifth placed during his first season.[6]In the 2016–2017 season, he improved Utrecht's final position to fourth, booking a place in the Europa League qualifiers.

On 21 December 2017, he was appointed as the head coach of Ajax after the club dismissed Marcel Keizer.

On 5 March 2019, he led his Ajax team to the quarter-finals of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League, by thrashing holding champions Real Madrid 4–1 in the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.[7]

Coaching record[edit]

As of 17 March 2019
Team From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Go Ahead Eagles 1 July 2012 6 June 2013[3] 39 18 11 10 82 57 +25 046.15
Bayern Munich II 6 June 2013[3] 22 May 2015[5] 72 48 10 14 156 63 +93 066.67
Utrecht 23 May 2015[6][8] 27 December 2017 109 55 24 30 199 151 +48 050.46
Ajax 28 December 2017 Present 61 44 10 7 169 52 +117 072.13
Total 281 165 55 61 606 323 +283 058.72

References[edit]

  1. ^ Netherlands - E. ten Hag - Profile with news, career statistics and history Soccerway
  2. ^ "Overmars commissaris bij Go Ahead Eagles" [Overmars Commissioner at Go Ahead Eagles]. Voetbal International (in Dutch). Amsterdam. 11 April 2005. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Warmbrunn, Benedikt (6 June 2013). "Unterrichter in kniffligen Fragen". Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Heiko Vogel trainiert künftig die U23 des FC Bayern" (in German). Süddeutsche Zeitung. 15 April 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Bayern München II". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Ten Hag wird Trainer und Sportdirektor beim FC Utrecht" (in German). kicker. 22 April 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Ajax close to perfection in Real Madrid thrashing, says Erik ten Hag". Sky Sports. 6 March 2019.
  8. ^ "FC Utrecht". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 11 June 2015.

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