The English Premier League giant, Manchester United, has confirmed the appointment of Erik ten Hag as their new coach.
In a statement, United noted: “Manchester United is delighted to announce the appointment of Eric Ten Hag as Senior Men’s Team Manager, in accordance with work visa requirements, from the end of this season until June 2025, with the option to extend for another year.”
For his part, the Dutchman said it was an honor to lead the team and was excited about the challenge ahead.
“It is a great honor to be appointed as Manchester United manager and I am very excited about the next challenge. I know the history of this fantastic club and the passion of the fans, and I am absolutely determined to develop a team capable of achieving the success it deserves.
“It will be difficult to leave Ajax after these wonderful years, and I can assure our fans of my full commitment and focus on completing this season successfully before moving to Manchester United,” he noted.
United have been led by interim managers – Michael Carrick and currently Ralf Rangnick – since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was dismissed in November.
Ten Hag has been at Ajax since 2017 and led the team to two Eredivisie titles as well as the Champions League semi-finals in 2019.