Incoming Man Utd boss 'very proud' of Gio van Bronckhorst's Europa League final
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Erik Ten Hag praises Rangers boss as he lauds Dutch European impact

Incoming Manchester United boss Erik Ten Hag has confessed his pride that two Dutch managers will lead sides in European finals this season with Rangers in the Europa League final and Feyenoord in the Conference League final.

Feyenoord face Jose Mourinho’s Roma in Tirana a week after Rangers face Eintracht Frankfurt in Seville and Ten Hag, who is looking to seal the Eredivisie title with Ajax before heading to Old Trafford thinks that can only be “very good” for the game in the Netherlands.

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“I am very proud that two Dutch coaches, because don’t forget Giovanni van Bronckhorst with Rangers, have reached a European final,” said Ten Hag [NOS]. “That’s only very good for Dutch football.”

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“Clubs from the Netherlands have started to approach European football differently in recent years,” says Ten Hag. “I think the top of the Eredivisie has also become much stronger, if you also look at AZ, FC Utrecht and Vitesse. FC Twente is also back.”

Incoming Man Utd boss will have more than one reason to be interested in Rangers’ date in Seville

While Ten Hag is proud of his compatriot for guiding Rangers to a stunning Europa League final, the incoming Man Utd boss will be hoping one of his future charges is involved in Seville.

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After Amad’s loan spell with Rangers looked to be a write-off, the Old Trafford youngster has shown some flashes in recent games to suggest he could still make an impact.

With some Rangers fans arguing that the Light Blues should try and extend his loan stint into next season, it will be a good chance for Ten Hag to see how the forward copes in the spotlight of a Europa League final.

Another season at Rangers could be perfect for the Ivorian’s development as he looks to have finally found his feet in Glasgow and van Bronckhorst may just be able to convince Ten Hag that an extended stay at Ibrox is the right move.

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