Erik ten Hag
Ten Hag coaching Utrecht in 2017
|Full name||Erik ten Hag|
|Date of birth||2 February 1970|
|Place of birth||Haaksbergen, Netherlands|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|2012–2013||Go Ahead Eagles|
|2013–2015||Bayern Munich II|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Ten Hag also won the Eerste Divisie with De Graafschap in the 1990–91 season, ten years before winning the cup with Twente. He retired from active playing in 2002 at the age of 32 while playing for Twente, after the end of the 2001–02 Eredivisie season.
Ten Hag then became the Sporting Director and head coach of Utrecht in summer 2015, where he led the club to fifth place during his first season. In the 2016–17 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 semi-finals of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League, by winning against holding champions Real Madrid 4–1 in the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium at the round of 16 stage, and also later on, by beating Serie A champion Juventus at the quarter final stage. One month later, on 16 April 2019, he led Ajax to its first Champions League semifinals since 1997 after beating Juventus away 1–2 having drawn the first leg 1–1 at home. In the first leg of the semifinal, he led his team to take a 1–0 lead against Tottenham Hotspur in the recently completed Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. However in the second leg, a hat-trick by Lucas Moura for Tottenham Hotspur, with the last goal being scored in the 96th minute to make it 3–2 (3–3 on aggregate) to win on away goals, ended Ajax's hopes in playing the final.
He won his first managerial trophy with Ajax on 5 May 2019, the 2018–19 KNVB Cup, beating Willem II in the final. Only 10 days after winning the cup, Ajax, led by Ten Hag won the Eredivisie as well after a 1–4 away victory over De Graafschap and brought the double back to the club.
- As of match played 15 December 2019
|Go Ahead Eagles||1 July 2012||6 June 2013||39||18||11||10||82||57||+25||46.15|
|Bayern Munich II||6 June 2013||22 May 2015||72||47||11||14||156||65||+91||65.28|
|Utrecht||23 May 2015||27 December 2017||111||56||26||29||192||142||+50||50.45|
|Ajax||28 December 2017||Present||102||74||16||12||283||92||+191||72.55|
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