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BREAKING: Manchester United announce Ajax’s Erik ten Hag as new manager

Manchester United has confirmed the appointment of Ajax’s Erik ten Hag as the new permanent manager following the conclusion of this season.

The Ajax boss will leave his current position and become United’s fifth permanent manager since Sir Alex Ferugson left the club in 2013. 

The united’s present Coach, Ralf Rangnick’s would end his interim tenure at the end of the season. Ralf has been interim manager since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked in November 2021.

Ten Hag who is currently with Ajax signed up until June 2025 plus the option of an extra year that will run till 2026.

“Manchester United is delighted to announce the appointment of Erik ten Hag as Men’s First Team Manager, subject to work visa requirements, from the end of this season until June 2025, with the option to extend for a further year.” The club said in a statement on its website.

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Ten Hag noted that although it would be difficult to leave Ajax, his focus at the moment is ensuring the Eredivisie champions end the season on a high before his exit.

“It is a great honour 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,” in his first interview as the new United first team manager.

“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.”

United’s football director, 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.

“In our conversations with Erik leading up to this appointment, we were deeply impressed with his long-term vision for returning Manchester United to the level we want to be competing at, and his drive and determination to achieve that.

“We wish Erik the best of luck as he focuses on achieving a successful end to the season at Ajax and look forward to welcoming him to Manchester United this summer.”

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