Erik ten Hag is set to be the new permanent manager of Manchester United once details of the €2m release clause from Ajax are finalized in the coming days.
Eric Ten Hag to Manchester United, here we go! The contract agreement is now ready to expire. Mitchell van der Gagg, Priority Candidate for Training Apparatus. 🔴🤝 #MUFC
Ajax and Man United are in contact to discuss the €2m clause – the timing of the announcement depends on this [not today/tomorrow]. pic.twitter.com/byQvO8Pkn5
– Fabrizio Romano April 18 2022
Negotiations over the length of Tin Hag’s contract are still ongoing as United are close to choosing a successor to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with Tin Hag expected to stick to either a three-year deal with an option for another year or a four-year deal running through 2026.
Ten Hag is said to have had a huge demand: the ability to make final transfer decisions with the club’s leadership out of his conviction that the market mistakes that blighted the first nine years of Sir Alex Ferguson’s era should not be repeated.
While official confirmation is not expected until after United’s match against Liverpool on Tuesday night, the current Ajax boss is likely to hold talks with his assistant at the Dutch club, Mitchell van der Gag, while negotiations continue surrounding Steve McClaren’s joining his back team.
United, who want to maintain a polite relationship with Ajax, will approach Ten Hag directly this week over his release clause.
Once the financial terms of this agreement are agreed, it is expected that he will be announced as United’s sixth manager in less than a decade following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.