Erik ten Hag speaks out over his Ajax future amid Chelsea and Barcelona links.

Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag has admitted that he is honoured to be linked to Chelsea and Barcelona but insisted he is happy to remain where he is. The 49-year-old has been the mastermind behind Ajax’s remarkable success this season and gained plaudits for steering the club to a first Champions League semi-final in 22-years. Despite missing out on a place in the final courtesy of Lucas Moura’s 96th-minute winner for Spurs, Ajax completed the domestic double by beating De Graafschap to win the Eredivisie title on Wednesday. Ten Hag has also overseen the development of players such as Frenkie De Jong, Matthijs De Ligt and Hakim Ziyech during his time in Amsterdam and some of Europe’s biggest clubs have clearly been impressed by his work. Ten Hag has played a big role in Matthijs De Ligt and Frenkie De Jong’s development (Picture: Getty) Despite securing a top-four finish and reaching the Europa League final, Maurizio Sarri’s position at Chelsea remains unclear while Ernesto Valverde is under pressure at Barcelona following their collapse against Liverpool in the Champions League. Addressing speculation over his future, Ten Hag said: ‘It’s an honour to be linked with big clubs like Barcelona, Bayern and Chelsea but I have a contract with Ajax and I am happy here. ‘There are no problems for me. I am happy and I’m planning my future here, I am not thinking about leaving.’ What Frank Lampard yelled at Derby stars as he gatecrashes interview after Leeds win Ajax are expected to become victims of their success when the transfer window re-opens as a host of their best players have been linked with moves elsewhere. De Jong has already completed a move to Barcelona with De Ligt tipped to follow, while Ziyech, Nicolas Tagliafico and Donny Van De Beek have also been tipped to leave.

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