Erik ten Hag has denied that he has taken a 'risk' by joining Manchester United, revealing he has a 'huge plan' to turn the club's fortunes around.
United's 2021/22 campaign was their worst ever in the Premier League, with the Red Devils only avoiding a seventh-placed finish and Europa Conference League football due to West Ham's failure to beat Brighton on the final day.
Speaking to the press for the first time, Ten Hag denied that he was risking his burgeoning reputation by joining the struggling club.
"I don't see it as a risk. This club has a great history and now let's make a future," he began.
"I am really excited to do that with the people around the club and to bring some new people onto the staff. We will analyse the squad and we will go from there, day to day.
"Work hard, 100% committed. I'm sure we'll get success."
He added: "I have a good feeling with the people around, from the meetings. We have a plan and now it's about getting the plan done. When we have people around of the right commitment, we will achieve success."
Pressed on what said 'plan' entailed, Ten Hag replied: "It's a huge plan! And we only have a short time.
"First of all we will reach out to the staff and the players - then you will see."