Erik ten Hag, the head coach of Manchester United, has named Johan Cruyff, Louis van Gaal, Rinus Michels, and Kees Rijvers as his four primary coaches.
Goldennewsng reports that when Ten Hag played professional football, he was a defender.
The Dutchman began and ended his senior professional playing career at FC Twente, where he spent three separate spells.
The 52-year-old moved from Ajax to Manchester United last year.
Ten Hag told a Manchester United official on Tuesday, when asked about his inspirations as a coach: Kees Rijvers, manager of FC Twente, was the best and most well-known.
He went on to say, “He was my coach at FC Twente, and I learned a lot about him, about football organization, his philosophy, about playing from the back, attacking football, and team spirit.”
“But also other managers like Louis van Gaal, Rinus Michels, and Johan Cruyff, who are the big inspirers, definitely inspired me.”