Manchester United arrived at a verbal agreement “with Erik ten Hag to be the next permanent manager of the club..
Ten Hag is likely to sign a four year contract with the Premier League after emerging as the Red Devils ‘preferred candidate, with the Ajax manager impressing at Old Trafford during formal interviews.
Athletic reporting an agreement with the Dutchman has been reached in principle “, although an announcement is not going to be made till after Ajax’s KNVB Cup final on April 17, with United keen to value the club’s preparations for the Cup final and conclusion of the season.
Ten Hag grew to be a top contender for the position after impressing throughout 4 seasons at Ajax, winning 2 Dutch league titles and also leading the side on the Champions League semi finals in 2018/19.
His reconstruction of the side, in spite of losing key players in recent transfer windows, has also won admirers, with Ajax 4 points clear at the top of the Eredivisie. United have selected 10 Hag before Paris Saint Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino, with Luis Enrique and Julen Lopetegui the additional names considered for the role..
Ten Hag replaces Ralf Rangnick at Old Trafford, with the German expected to remain in charge till the end of the season..