Can Erik ten Hag Speak English? The Dutch professional football manager and former player who has been appointed as the head coach of Manchester United?
Erik ten Hag was primarily an oblique defender for FC Twente, De Graafschap, RKC Waalwijk and FC Utrecht. He had three stints with FC Twente, with whom he won the KNVB Cup in the 2000-01 season.
Ten Hag also took home his share of the Eerste Divisie with De Graafschap during the 1990-91 season, 10 years prior to winning the trophy together with FC Twente.
Bborn on February 2, 1970, Haaksbergen, Netherlands, Ten Hag retired from active football in 2002, at 32 years old, being a player at FC Twente, after the close of the 2001/02 Eredivisie season.
Can Erik ten Hag Speak English?
He’s not fluently in English, however, it was reported that he’s taking up English lessons to improve his language skills.
Ten Hag has however speaking to BT Sport rubbished the rumours when asked about reports in the media which claimed that the Dutchman is taking extra English classes for when/if he comes to United.
“No, that (report) is not true! We (already) talk English at the club because there are a lot of foreign players in Holland and they are already educated in English so (it makes sense).”
Ten Hag was confirmed as the new Manchester United manager on April 21, 2022, replacing interim boss Ralf Rangick, starting July 1 until June 2025 with the option of extending for a further year.
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