Erik ten Hag had absolutely no time for Sky Sports News reporter Gary Cotterill after he was approached for a comment following his appointment as Manchester United manager.
The Dutchman will take over at Old Trafford at the end of the season and currently remains in his role as Ajax head coach.
Sky Sports News reporter Cotterill was sent to the Netherlands on Friday to try to speak to Ten Hag outside Ajax’s training ground.
Near the entrance to the training complex, Ten Hag rolled down his car window to allow a young supporter and his father to take a photo with him.
Cotterill saw his opportunity and attempted to speak to the Dutchman, congratulating him on his new role.
But Ten Hag had none of that, raising his hand to block the camera before leaving.
Speaking afterwards on Sky Sports News, Cotterill said Ten Hag “will have to get used to” the increased media coverage of him following his United appointment.
“He looked a little startled and surprised to have a Sky Sports microphone pushed in front of him,” Cotterill told Sky Sports News.
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“He didn’t really mean much, did he? He’s going to have to get used to a little less laid back atmosphere than they have here in Amsterdam.
“That kind of thing, being the center of attention. He’s the new manager of Manchester United.
“It surprised me that he looked surprised. That England’s biggest football channel came to see how he was doing, wish him congratulations and try to get a word out.
“Maybe there will be a little adaptation coming for him over the next few months.”