Erik ten Hag dodged a question about Manchester United before his side went on to lose the Dutch Cup final against PSV Eindhoven.
Last month, the Manchester Evening News reported that Ten Hag is the preferred candidate for the job at United and that he had been interviewed for the position. Earlier in April, a high-level source at Old Trafford told MEN Sport that a deal for the 52-year-old was ‘basically done’.
Despite this, Ten Hag has been refused to be drawn into questions on the Reds while still the manager of Ajax. This trend continued before their cup final on Sunday.
Speaking to Voetball International , Ten Hag said: “I am at the service of Ajax and will answer questions only about that. I am not afraid [to talk about United], but please if you have questions about Ajax or the KNVB Beker I will answer.
“I will not talk about the future.”
Having taken the lead through Ryan Gravenberch in the first half, the Amsterdam club faltered in the second half conceding two quickfire goals from Erick Gutierrez and Cody Gakpo to lift the cup.