Viewers take to mock Sky Sports’ Gary Cotterill after he gets pied off by new Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag on Friday.
He spectacularly snubbed the reporter before speeding off in a shiny expensive looking Mercedes after he just had a photo with a young supporter and his Dad.
The Dutchman was officially unveiled as the Red Devils’ next permanent appointment on Thursday morning after months on speculation.
The Ajax boss will join on a three-year-deal at the end of the season, succeeding current interim Ralf Rangnick.
Ten Hag has so far been tight-lipped regarding his future in recent weeks and despite a United announcement been made, he still wants to remain quiet.
Hell-bent on getting an exclusive interview, he flew out to Amsterdam to hear the latest from the 52-year-old, however, the reporter was blanked.
Reporter Gary Cotterill travelled to Holland just to get pied by Ten Hag live on Sky Sports…
This guy 😂😂😂
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) April 22, 2022
Video footage published online showed Ten Hag turning up at Ajax’s De Toekomst training ground on Friday morning ahead of his current side’s Eredivisie clash with NEC Nijmegen on Saturday.
The Sky Sports reporter do managed to congratulate Ten Hag on his appointment with United before going to issue him with a series of questions about his new club.
Instead he got a hand to his face and the Ajax boss quickly sped away.
Ten Hag is the latest manager on a mission to bring the good days back to Old Trafford.
The Red Devils lost 4-0 at Liverpool on Tuesday evening, a matter of months after being hammered 5-0 by the same opponents in the home fixture.
The result leaves United down in sixth placed in the Premier League standings and at risk of failing to finish in the competition’s top-four, which would subsequently see them miss out on Champions League football next season.
Meanwhile, Ten Hag will be hoping his current side can edge ever closer to yet another Eredivisie title with a win over NEC on Saturday, he will also looking on at his new employers, seeing whether they can claim a much-needed three points against fellow top-four chasers Arsenal at the Emirates.
MAN UTD ANNOUNCEMENT:
Manchester United is delighted to announce the appointment of Erik ten Hag as Men’s First Team Manager, subject to work visa requirements, from the end of this season until June 2025, with the option to extend for a further year.
John Murtough, Football Director, said: “During the past four years at Ajax, Erik has proved himself to be one of the most exciting and successful coaches in Europe, renowned for his team’s attractive, attacking football and commitment to youth.
“In our conversations with Erik leading up to this appointment, we were deeply impressed with his long-term vision for returning Manchester United to the level we want to be competing at, and his drive and determination to achieve that.
“We wish Erik the best of luck as he focuses on achieving a successful end to the season at Ajax and look forward to welcoming him to Manchester United this summer.”
Erik ten Hag said: “It is a great honour to be appointed manager of Manchester United and I am hugely excited by the challenge ahead. I know the history of this great club and the passion of the fans, and I am absolutely determined to develop a team capable of delivering the success they deserve.
“It will be difficult to leave Ajax after these incredible years, and I can assure our fans of my complete commitment and focus on bringing this season to a successful conclusion before I move to Manchester United.”
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David De Gea has spoke of his excitement at the announcement of Erik ten Hag as Manchester United’s next manager.
“Very excited the club has made the decision so now we all know.
“We know what he has done for Ajax, he has nearly been in a Champions League final, won titles and he develops players, so I’m very excited.
“I think he plays very good football. Now we have to be focused on the last games but we are excited for this. Now let’s focus on Arsenal and fight for the top four.”
“It’s good to know he is already watching the games and thinking about what he can do to change for us,” says De Gea. “I’m looking forward to working under him.
“Of course, now the focus on Arsenal, it’s a final [for us], we have to take the three points, [otherwise] the top four is done. Let’s be focused and win the game.”
As mentioned, viewers mock Sky Sports’ Gary Cotterill after he gets pied off by Erik Ten Hag…
@Johnsie31: Agreed – absolute shithouses ruined that dad / lads day. I’d be fuming.
@Shady__Games: Jeez……he’s not even Utd’s manager yet really, still employed by Ajax. Just ruined a young fans moment
@TomStirk1992: SKY Sports really flew a reporter out to Amsterdam just to watch a man turn up for work
@pbcarter7: Bang out of order the reporter
@AllanB1983: Very bad form by Sky that.
@chrisNUFCready: The absolute bitterness in the report afterwards as well
@Asael_Yangard89: @SkySportsNews not good enough lads
@liamtweetsavfc: The self entitlement is real. 🤦🏼♂️
@ryangoIdy8: They have no self awareness only looking for a headline
@darylo88: Being Manchester United manager is really becoming a poisoned chalice. Owners are a disgrace, some fans have no patience and the English media will hound you and harass you. If I were ten hag I’d ban all English media from press conferences!
@Stel_Andreou: I think he drove off because of the brazenness of the Sky reporter to barge in front of a dad and kid taking a photo. No class from the Brits abroad 😂
@sandeburger: The entitlement of Sky and especially the reporter here is unreal
@khalifa_zak: @SkyFootball @SkySports sort this shit out. Your staff acted all “entitled” shoving his microphone in whilst ETH was stopping for a photo with a young AJAX fan and his dad. We know the name “manchester united” sells headlines. But this was Rude.
@azzamufc96: The entitlement is cringeworthy. Sky are bad bad gimps
@NateGee7: Imagine being that kid. Getting a photo of your teams manager only to have some bellend with a microphone ruin it
@VillaGraham22: Thought how rude it was to stick the microphone in his face at that precise time, obviously happily conversing with the fan and child until that point
@stephen26273: Vermin right there!!
@samharrisonnnn: That poor kid, probably waited patiently to get a photo and that clown ruins it. Very clearly didn’t want to speak to reporters so resulting to have to jump on him like that. Poor
@J_Griffiths14: Fucking horrible Sky. Wish they’d go bust
@IanDave95785452: Gutted he went out there for nothing, good on ten hag hahaha
@JaiP72: Sky really are gutter ‘journalists’
@Joe_Slatter: Now that’s kids day is ruined. @SkySportsNews are such garage these days. Between this gap toothed leech and @SkyKaveh its hard to like them at all.
@stonell_the92: Actually hate Sky, just don’t have any common sense about anything…
“He looked a little taken aback to have a Sky Sports microphone thrust in front of him.”
He was posing for a photo with a young child and their Dad and you jumped in front of them without a care in the world. pic.twitter.com/rbNAGU48lt
— HLTCO (@HLTCO) April 22, 2022