Erik ten Hag says Manchester United can finally end Liverpool and Manchester City’s dominance in the Premier League while Jurgen Klopp and Guardiola are still in the division.
City won their fourth Premier League title in five years on Sunday as their 3-2 comeback win over Aston Villa ensured they finished a point ahead of Liverpool.
The Red devils, meanwhile, ended their miserable campaign with a 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace and finished 35 points behind champions City.
Many believe Man City and Liverpool will continue to lead the way in England while Guardiola and Klopp remain in charge at their respective clubs.
But Ten Hag is confident that United can overtake the two Premier League frontrunners before their two managers leave.
‘In this moment I admire them, I admire them both,’ Ten Hag said of City and Liverpool in his first United press conference on Monday.
‘But you will always see an era can come to an end, and I’m looking forward to better them and I’m sure all the other clubs in the Premier League will want to do that.’
Asked if he thinks City and Liverpool’s dominance can end before Guardiola and Klopp leave England, Ten Hag said: ‘I think it can, yes.’
When asked about how long United would need before they can challenge for the league title Ten Hag said: ‘I don’t think about that at this moment.
‘I’m thinking that this is a project and it takes time. We want to win every game. We go from game to game and then we’ll see.’