Sports Desk, Apr 21 (EFE).- Manchester United on Thursday appointed Erik ten Hag as the team’s new manager.
The Dutchman, who has spent the last four years with Ajax, is set to join the Red Devils this summer with a contract that runs until 2025 plus an optional one year extension, the club said in a statement.
“It is a great honor to be appointed manager of Manchester United and I am hugely excited by the challenge ahead. I know the history of this great club and the passion of the fans, and I am absolutely determined to develop a team capable of delivering the success they deserve,” ten Hag said.
“It will be difficult to leave Ajax after these incredible years, and I can assure our fans of my complete commitment and focus on bringing this season to a successful conclusion before I move to Manchester United.”
Manchester United’s director of football John Murtough added: “During the past four years at Ajax, Erik has proved himself to be one of the most exciting and successful coaches in Europe, renowned for his team’s attractive, attacking football and commitment to youth.”
Ten Hag will replace caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick following a rocky season for the Premier League giants, who are struggling to maintain a hold on a European spot in the table.
The team suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat to bitter rivals Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday night. EFE