VIDEO: Manchester United Confirm Erik Ten Hag’s Appointment As New Manager On 3-Year Deal
English Premier League giants Manchester United have released an official statement and video confirming the appointment of Dutch tactician Erik ten Hag as their men’s First Team Manager, subject to work visa requirements, from the end of this 2021/2022 season until June 2025. The deal comes with an option to extend for a further year.
Speaking on its official website, the clubs’ Football Director, John Murtough, said: “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.”
Also speaking, after the announcement was made, Erik said: “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 determined to develop a team capable of delivering the success they deserve.
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.”
The Red Devils have had a very disastrous 2021/2022 season, with the iconic club currently sitting in 6th position on the Premier League table and three points off the coveted 4th spot that guarantees a place in next season’s prestigious UEFA Champions League competition.
Renowned for his high-octane, quick-pressing, enterprising, and full-on attacking style of play, it remains to be seen what the Dutch tactician would be able to achieve with this current United squad or if his arrival would trigger a much-needed overhaul of the playing squad.
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