The Dutchman has been related to a job in the Premier League however has actually now closed down claims he is brushing up on languages for the role.Ajax boss Erik 10 Hag has rubbished recommendations he is taking English lessons in order to enhance his linguistic skills ahead of a possible transfer to Manchester United in the summer.
Together with Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino, the Dutchman has actually long been linked with the supervisory hot seat at Old Trafford when interim boss Ralf Rangnick leaves his post.
" No, that report is not real!" the Dutchman told BT Sport. "We talk English at the club due to the fact that there are a lot of foreign players in Holland and they are already informed in English."
Pressed on his future ahead of kick-off in Ajax's Champions League tie against Benfica on Tuesday, Ten Hag added: "I do not believe that is a problem today. I am concentrated on [our match] and I do not pay any attention to other subjects."
" At the moment, I am just dealing with Ajax and have no further ideas on the future,"
The larger picture
Both Ten Hag and United suffered comparable fates on Tuesday as they were knocked out of the Champions League last 16 on home soil.Ajax's defeat to Benfica saw them slip out before the quarter-final stage, while a 1-0 loss to Atletico Madrid ended the Red Devils' quest for silverware yet once again.
Whoever takes over as manager from Rangnick is most likely to be forced to deal with a variety of players pushing for the exit door amidst another most likely shortage in the top-four race, recommending a challenging future for whoever takes the helm.