On Friday, the Manchester United boss in English Premier League, grew angry with Sky Sports, and Erik ten Hag refused to answer any of their questions.
Despite Sky spending billions to cover the Premier League, United’s media representatives prevented reporter Gary Cotterill from questioning Ten Hag during the Dutchman’s weekly press conference before their away game against Southampton.
Shortly before the press briefing began, Ten Hag gave Cotterill a heads-up that he wouldn’t answer questions from him without a written justification.
When the seasoned reporter tried to ask the manager a question on a few occasions during tricky situations at United’s Carrington training facility, Ten Hag ignored him. Ten Hag wants to discuss the subject with Cotterill next week.
A three-year, £5.1 billion Premier League television contract with BT Sport, Amazon Prime, and the BBC is largely funded by Sky.
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Cotterill thinks that Ten Hag’s refusal to answer questions from a reporter outside the stadium during United’s final game of the previous campaign against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park stems from the fact that Ten Hag was not in his current position as manager at the time.
Additionally, Cotterill confronted Ten Hag at the Ajax training facility the month before, getting him to talk about the possibility of taking over as manager of United.
It’s believed that United’s response was also influenced by a tweet that stated “#karma” followed by a smiling face emoji on August 13, just minutes after the final whistle of their dismal 4-0 defeat to Brentford.
In May, Cotterill approached Erik Ten Hag as he was leaving Selhurst Park, and when a security guard attempted to step in, the reporter twice asked the player if he was “eager to get started” at United.