Erik ten Hag: If Man Utd confirm next manager and date he will be in charge

Manchester United are set to appoint Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag as their next permanent manager after impressing director of football John Murtough in a series of interviews

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Erik ten Hag came to an agreement with him Manchester United to become the club’s next permanent boss.

Ajax boss Ten Hag has verbally agreed on a four-year contract with an option for a further year. Although United have reached an agreement with the 52-year-old manager, a formal announcement will be made after Ajax’s KNVB Cup game on April 17.

Ten Hag emerged as United’s top pick after interviews were also held with Paris St Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino and Spain manager Luis Enrique. United Football Director John Murtough and Technical Director Darren Fletcher chose Ten Hag after the first round of interviews and confirmed their interest in him with a second speech.

Ten Hag had several demands before agreeing to take on the role, including hiring his own backroom staff, having final say on transfers and greater influence over the youth organization at United. Once those pledges were met, Ten Hag agreed to take on the role, becoming United’s fifth permanent manager since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.

It is understood Ten Hag will officially start work on July 1 and will only be in charge of United for five days before heading out
Pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia with the first-team squad.

As revealed by Mirror Sport, Ten Hag has started assembling his coaching staff with Jaap Stam, Steve McClaren, Peter Bosz and Robin van Persie being considered. United declined to comment on the agreement with Ten Hag, saying only that the process of recruiting a new manager is at an “advanced” stage but has not yet been completed.

Erik ten Hag has agreed to become the next Man Utd boss


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Ten Hag will take over at Rangnick with United at a crossroads in their recent history. defeat to everton in which First League The last time was another major blow to their backup hopes Champions League football next season.

But former Netherlands international Ibrahim Afellay has told his compatriot that now is the perfect time to take charge of Old Trafford. “I would definitely go if he can bend it to his will,” Afellay told Studio Voetbal. “There’s no better time to get on board,” the 35-year-old continued. “It looks like they won’t qualify for the Champions League.”

Ajax’s situation is drastically different, although they and United were both knocked out in the Champions League round of 16. Ten Hag’s side have a four-point lead at the top of the Eredivisie table with five games to go and need to be closest to challenger PSV in the domestic cup final.

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