Erik Ten Hag new Manchester United coach

Manchester United announced on Thursday that Ajax coach Erik ten Hag will take over his duties at the head of the “Red Devils” from next season until June 2025.
“Manchester United are pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Ten Hag as the men’s first team coach…from the end of the current season until June 2025, with an option for an additional year,” the club said in a statement. a statement. statement.
“Over the past four years at Ajax, Eric has proven himself to be one of the most enthusiastic and successful coaches in Europe, known for his team’s charisma, attacking football and dedication to youth,” said John Murtaugh, the club’s director of football. .
“In our discussions with Eric ahead of this appointment, we were very impressed with his long-term vision to bring Manchester United back to the level we want to compete at, and his determination to do so,” added Murtaugh.
“We wish Eric all the best as he is focused on achieving a successful end to the season at Ajax and we look forward to welcoming him to Manchester United this summer.”
For his part, Ten Hag, 52, said: “It is a great honor to be appointed as Manchester United coach and I am very excited about the challenge ahead. I know the history of this great club and the passion of the fans, and I am absolutely committed to developing 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 to finish this season successfully before I move to Manchester United,” he added.
Despite the passing of coaches of Dutchman Louis van Gaal and Portuguese Jose Mourinho, United failed to restore the position they were in the time of Scots Alex Ferguson, seeing only its arch-neighbor, Manchester City, four times the Premier League champions crowned. the “Sir” stepped down in 2013.
United entrusted German Ralf Rangnick with the task of coaching the team until the end of the season following the resignation of Norwegian Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from his post in November, after spending nearly three years in charge of the team’s technical management. where he excelled as a player.
Since taking office in 2017, Ten Hag has led Ajax to the league and cup doubles in 2019 and 2020.
It is certain that the task of any coach who will take charge of United’s technical management will be a tough one with a team undergoing a rebuilding process, especially with the arrival of stars such as Frenchman Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Uruguayan Edinson. Cavani towards the end of their contract next summer.
Also, the future of Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, the 37-year-old who returned to United last summer, is not guaranteed after a disappointing season in which the team were knocked out of the Champions League final at the hands of Atletico Madrid. remained three points behind in the Premier League after 33 stages. The last fourth place qualifies for the Champions League next season.

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