Ajax secured the Eredivisie title 2021-22 with a game to spare on Wednesday night with a 5-0 win over Heerenveen..”
The Amsterdam giants entered the game realizing that a win would see them lift the trophy with PSV Eindhoven, who trailed NEC 3-2, four points.
In the 19th minute of the competition, Nicolas Tagliafico produced the breakthrough after clever work by Dusan Tadic, before Steven Berghuis doubled the advantage of the home side in the 33rd minute.
In the 38th minute, Ajax secured the points and also the title when Sebastian Haller managed to convert from the penalty spot following a foul by Ibrahim Dresevic, before Brian Brobbey and Edson Alvarez scored in the final exchanges.
The Amsterdam giants now secure the Dutch title for the 36th time in their history, while it’s Erik ten Hag’s third Eredivisie trophy since taking over the club in December 2017.
Ajax won 26, drawn 4 and lost 3 of their 33 league matches this season, and finish their 2021-22 campaign on May 15 against Vitesse, but Ten Hag will now turn his attention to the job he takes over at Manchester United this summer.
The Red Devils currently battle West Ham United for the sixth place in the Premier League table, with their season ending on May 22 at Crystal Palace.
The English champions announced on April twenty one that 10 Hag had been selected as their new coach on a three year contract with the choice to extend it for another twelve months.
“It is a fantastic honour being appointed manager of Manchester United, and I’m enormously looking forward to the challenges ahead,” Hughes said. I understand the story of the fantastic club as well as the enthusiasm of the fans, and I’m totally motivated to create a group capable of delivering the good results they deserve,” the 52-year-old said in a statement.
“It is going to be tough to leave Ajax following these amazing years, and I can guarantee our fans of my complete dedication and concentrate on getting the season to a successful conclusion before I move to Manchester United.”
Last time out, Man United experienced a 4-0 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion and will record their worst points total in Premier League history this term, regardless of what happens against Palace..