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Look: Man United Manager Erik Ten Hag Can’t Get Enough of Flat Caps

Look: Man United Manager Erik Ten Hag Can’t Get Enough of Flat Caps

Erik Ten Hag’s Manchester United continue to cement their spot in the Premier League’s Top 4, and secure a Champions League qualification berth in the process.

The Dutch manager has revitalized the dormant Red Devils this season, under Ten Hag, United ended their 5-year-long trophy drought by winning the Carabao Cup this year. They also appear to be playing a more fluent brand of Football, as compared to former manager Ralf Ragnick.

Known for instilling the principles of Total Football into his teams, the 53-year-old’s tactics have come under the lens on numerous occasions. Although his patterns of play aren’t the only thing catching the attention of fans.

By appearance, Ten Hag represents a serious figure, his reputation as a disciplinarian further sells the idea and so do his fashion choices.

The former Ajax boss dresses like he means business, whether it’s a sunny afternoon at Palace or a rainy night at Old Trafford, Ten Hag’s attire remains largely formal.

In terms of touchline drip, the Dutchman has shown up wearing an array of sport coats, trench coats, suits, sweaters, and even the odd jacket. You’ll rarely spot Ten Hag sporting a t-shirt with some trainers, in fact, he rarely dips into the ‘casual’ side of things.

Nevertheless, while his preferences in formal wear are many, Ten Hag does appear to have a go-to accessory. And we can’t help but say that it is perfectly on brand.

As seen during United’s arrival at City Ground for their game against Nottingham Forest, ETH paired his signature business ensemble with a flat clap.

Also known as a newsboy cap, the rounded, tweed cap is most primarily associated with the English working class of the  20th century. 

It briefly fell out of fashion before coming into the vogue once again, with one of the reasons being the popularity of the Netflix show ‘Peaky Blinders’.

Set in 1920s England, the show’s characters regularly wear the classic flat cap, which leads to a boom in its popularity with many now even referring to it as the ‘Peaky Blinders cap’.

The United gaffer appears to be quite fond of the flat cap as well, he has been seen wearing it on numerous occasions, including the game at Forest.

Naturally, this led to suggestions that the Dutchman could possibly be a fan of the show himself, an unlikely but intriguing idea.

Images of his outfit at Forest also led to comparisons with various other fictional characters, including Coach Beard of Apple Tv’s Ted Lasso.

The cap brought his team luck on the day, as United picked up a 2-0 victory and further strengthened their position as the 3rd placed team on the PL table.

m cramer

Sunday 3rd of December 2023

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