Date: 9th May 2021 at 10:30am
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In an exclusive interview with This is Futbol, Tottenham Hotspur legend, Graham Roberts, has claimed that Erik ten Hag could still be appointed as Spurs’ new manager, despite triggering a one-year extension in his contract.

The current Ajax manager was identified as a top target by Spurs after Julian Nagelsmann agreed to join Bayern Munich and Brendan Rodgers claimed he was happy staying at City.

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Speaking on why Ajax triggered the one-year extension and how it doesn’t mean the deal is dead, Roberts exclusively told This is Futbol:

“No, I don’t think it’s dead, all Ajax have done is made sure they get more money for him so, it just means Spurs will have to pay a little bit more for him.

I think he plays good football but the Dutch league is not the hardest league to win and he’s not going to have the players he’s got at Ajax who are quite sharp and play on one and two touches. He’ll realise that the Premier League is the hardest league in the world.”

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