Get over it Gary! Sky Sports reporter Gary Cotterill tells Ten Hag to ‘learn’ from Louis van Gaal
Get over it Gary! Sky reporter Gary Cotterill tells Erik ten Hag that he “learn” from compatriot Louis van Gaal, after being snubbed by the new Man United boss when he pestered him for an interview at Crystal Palace.
- Erik ten Hag refused to answer questions from Gary Cotterill after the Palace match
- Sky Sports reporter has responded to Ten Hag with two strange tweets
- Cotterill sarcastically captioned a video of Ten Hag greeting United reporters
- He has faced criticism on social media for his behavior outside of Selhurst Park.
Sky Sports reporter Gary Cotterill strangely told Erik ten Hag to “learn” from his compatriot Louis van Gaal after the Manchester United manager rebuffed his persistent attempts to interview him following his new club’s loss to the Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Cotterill posted a photo of himself with Van Gaal shortly after speaking to the Dutchman following his appointment as United manager in 2014.
‘The reaction of a Dutch manager when he was asked a question on the street by a Sky reporter AFTER he landed the job at Manchester United. But BEFORE taking on the role,” Cotterill wrote.
Footage shows Cotterill being denied access to Ten Hag by United’s new manager’s security
‘No, not ten Hag. This was in May 2014. Watch and learn.’
In an earlier tweet, the journalist posted a video of Ten Hag shaking hands with United correspondents ahead of his introduction as manager of the Old Trafford club at a news conference on Monday. “I can feel Ten Hag’s sincerity from London,” Cotterill wrote in a sarcastic caption to accompany the images.
Veteran reporter Cotterill had come under fire on social media after pestering Ten Hag to give him an interview following United’s 1-0 loss to Palace at Selhurst Park.
The incident occurred after Ten Hag attended United’s 1-0 loss to Palace on Sunday.
Footage shown on Sky Sports shows Cotterill trying to talk to the Dutchman, but is prevented from doing so by a member of Ten Hag’s security.
“Don’t push me, you’re on TV,” Cotterill said, before turning to Ten Hag saying, “It doesn’t look good being manhandled by security, Erik. It’s Man United… it’s a great club.’
The security guard prevents Cotterill from speaking to Ten Hag, and the 52-year-old gets into a car and drives away from the stadium.
Some will feel that Ten Hag was within his rights to ignore the Sky Sports reporter, as he had not officially started for United and the Palace game was Ralf Rangnick’s last in interim charge of the club.
Ten Hag shook hands with reporters before his first news conference as United manager
Cotterill was also previously rejected by Ten Hag in Amsterdam shortly after being confirmed as United manager.
One Twitter user said: “Gary was being absolutely desperate by shoving the mic in his face trying to break through.” Very strange behavior. Well done Ten Hag.
Others called it “extremely unprofessional” and “embarrassing” as they backed Ten Hag’s refusal to participate.
The incident outside Selhurst Park was the second time Ten Hag had turned Cotterill down.
Shortly after Ten Hag was confirmed as United’s new manager, Cotterill stuck a microphone through the Dutchman’s car window in Amsterdam, but Ten Hag ignored him and drove off.