Manchester United confirmed that after the end of the current season Erik ten Hag will assume as manager of the club..
Ten Hag has now been established for several time as the club’s selected replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was dismissed last November after a terrible run of form. Ralf Rangnick replaced the Norwegian as interim manager for the rest of the campaign, while United carried out a thorough search for a successor.
United have spoken to a number of prospects, most recently including Mauricio Pochettino from Paris Saint -Germain, Ten Hag has chosen. He’s won two Eredivisie titles with Ajax since joining in December 2017 and is on track to win a third title in the coming months.
Ten Hag signed a three – year contract at Old Trafford till June 2025, with an alternative for another year, and will be crucial in making choices on a squad rebuild that’s desperately needed this summer.
The club’s statement was: “Manchester United is pleased to announce the appointment of Erik 10 Hag as Male’s First Team Manager, subject to function visa requirements, from the conclusion of the season till June 2025, with the choice to expand for another year..
John Murtough said on the decision to nominate Ten Hag: “Erik has proven himself to be one of the most thrilling and successful coaches in Europe during the past 4 years at Ajax, famous for his team’s attractive, attacking football and dedication to the youth,” he said.
In our interactions with Erik prior to this appointment, we had been impressed with his vision for Manchester United and his determination to take the club to the next level.
“We wish Erik most of the best luck as he concentrates on achieving a successful finish to the season at Ajax and look forward to welcoming him to Manchester United this summer,” the statement said.
Mitchell van der Gaag, Ten Hag’s present assistant at Ajax, will likewise move to United to take on a similar role..