Starting this summer, Erik Ten Hag will take over as Manchester United’s new manager.
After finalising its agreement with Ajax, the Dutch coach’s current team, the English club revealed the expected decision on Thursday.
He’ll sign a contract that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2025, with an option to extend for another year.
“Manchester United is happy to announce Erik ten Hag’s appointment as Men’s First Team Manager from the end of this season until June 2025, subject to work visa restrictions, with the possibility to extend for a further year,” the club stated in a statement.
“It is a great pleasure to be named Manchester United manager, and I am looking forward to the challenges ahead.
I am well-versed in the history of this wonderful club as well as the enthusiasm of its supporters, and I am committed to build a team capable of delivering the results they deserve ” Ten Hag said.
“Leaving Ajax after these amazing years will be difficult, but I can guarantee our fans that I will give everything I have to bring this season to a triumphant conclusion before moving to Manchester United.”
Manchester United is trying to usher in a new era with the purpose of restoring the club to its former glory days, and ten Hag was deemed the best contender for the job by the present board, beating out other possibilities like Mauricio Pochettino of PSG.
Last November, the Red Devils fired former club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was replaced as caretaker manager by German coach Ralf Rangnick until the conclusion of the season.
Rangnick is anticipated to remain with the club as a consultant at the end of the season, as he stated when he was hired.
Manchester United is currently in sixth place in the Premier League and is vying for a place in the UEFA Champions League’s next season.