Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, recently put on his approach to player discipline and team culture during a press conference. The Dutch tactician emphasized the importance of maintaining strict lines within the club, focusing the need to establish strong standards after a poor season before his tenure began.
Ten Hag expressed as reported by Fabrizio Romano, “Strict lines is what the club asked me because there was no good culture before last season. So it’s important to set good standards, that is what I did and it is my job to control the standards. Team is above everything.”
This statement reflects his commitment to building a disciplined team environment, where professionalism is there. Ten Hag’s tenure at Manchester United has been marked by a good impact on accountability, work ethic, and unity within the squad.
One of the recent things where ten Hag’s commitment to discipline was evident was in the case of Jadon Sancho. The manager made the tough decision to remove Sancho from the squad due to concerns about the player’s training performance.