Man Utd boss Ten Hag admits he is open to change in football just days after reviled European Super League re-emerged | The Sun
ERIK TEN HAG says he is open to change in football after the controversial European Super League reared its head again this week.
The potential of a breakaway movement caused fan outrage when Manchester United joined a number of other top English and European clubs in a proposed new league.
That was quickly shelved due to the objections but this week further plans emerged with a competition involving 60-80 teams with promotion and relegation rather than the original closed shop 20.
While Ten Hag was not talking about any specific proposal he said he would look at any new ideas.
United boss Ten Hag said: “I think the current structure is good but there will always be initiatives to make it better, to make the football better and that is what life is.
"People always want to construct better, which is a good thing because if it is in favour of the football, it is always good.
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“I'm aware of the dynamic of what's going on in sections but if I see they're coming up with new ideas I have to have a look at it and I will make an opinion.”
Ten Hag admits that ultimately any decision will be taken out of managers’ hands.
Ten Hag would, however, certainly oppose any change that clogged the fixture list up any further.
He believes this season’s schedule, which has included a World Cup in November and December, is now having a knock-on effect on players.
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He said: “Definitely, it's a tough season, with the World Cup in between and an overload of games for the players, that's quite clear.
“The load on the players is too much.”
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