Ten Hag started work as Manchester United manager immediately after Ajax’s last game of the season and is expected in England next week.


The Dutchman has a big job ahead of him and is now in the middle of retooling a Manchester United squad that could finish as low as seven in the Premier League this season.



Ten Hag has been promised a certain amount of autonomy over transfers and contracts at Old Trafford, but Klaassen indicated that the Premier League’s intensity will come as a shock for his former Ajax coach.


He believes the new Manchester United manager will need support around him but conceded that Ten Hag might miss the presence of a figure like Van der Sar who is the Ajax CEO.



The midfielder said on the Pak Schaal Podcast when asked about Ten Hag going to the Premier League: “It is a lot more intense.


“I really hope he gets the time and support.



“Edwin van der Sar is a football man.


“I don’t think you have that there.”


Ten Hag will be taking Mitchell van der Gaag and Steve McClaren as his assistants to Old Trafford.