ormer Bayern Munich midfielder Rico Strieder has recalled enjoying for Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag.
Strieder was coached by Ten Hag as a participant with Bayern II and FC Utrecht.
He advised Objective: “After the primary coaching session with him I assumed: I hardly moved. Ten Hag made you drained in your head, not in your legs. Once we performed eleven in opposition to eleven, he stopped the coaching repeatedly to seize somebody and have him transfer two metres left or proper. After the subsequent move, he would cease once more to push the subsequent participant two metres additional. We felt like items on a chess board.
“For us it was fully new and fully insane. However we quickly realised fairly shortly that it made us higher, each as a staff and people.
“When he had the time, Ten Hag watched Pep Guardiola’s coaching classes.
“He tried to contact him on daily basis. I don’t know what Guardiola thought of that on the time. Their relationship intensified when Ten Hag began to realize success at Ajax.”
In any case, Ten Hag took intimately what he noticed at Bayern.
“Guardiola and Ten Hag had an analogous imaginative and prescient and comparable workout routines. However Ten Hag’s tactical coaching was far more excessive. With Guardiola, an train lasted possibly ten minutes, with Ten Hag an hour.
“Ten Hag banned cell phones from one hour from the beginning of the warm-up. No one was allowed to joke, everybody needed to focus.”