Officially.. Dutchman Ten Hag as coach of Manchester United

Manchester United announced today 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. declaration. † “Over the past four years at Ajax, Eric has proven himself to be one of the most passionate and successful coaches in Europe, known for his team’s charisma, attacking football and dedication to youth,” said football director John Murtaugh.

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 next challenge. I know the history of this wonderful club and the passion of the fans, and I am absolutely determined to develop a team capable of achieving the success it deserves.” He added: “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 moving to Manchester United.”

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 Scotsman Alex Ferguson and were content to watch their arch-neighbor Manchester City beat the Premier League champion four crowned. times since the “Sir” stepped down in 2013.

United entrusted Germany’s 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 technical management of the team. team in which 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.

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