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Man Utd confirm agreement for Erik ten Hag to become next manager

Scott Saunders
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Manchester United have confirmed that Erik ten Hag will take over as the club's next permanent manager, following the conclusion of the current season.

Ten Hag has now been established for some time as the club's chosen replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was sacked following a poor run of form last November. Ralf Rangnick replaced the Norwegian as interim boss for the remainder of the campaign while United conducted a thorough search for their next long-term boss.

After speaking with a number of candidates, most recently including Paris Saint-Germain's Mauricio Pochettino, United have chosen Ten Hag - who has won two Eredivisie titles with Ajax since joining in December 2017 - and is on course to win a third championship in the coming weeks.

Ten Hag has signed a deal until June 2025 - with an option for a further year - at Old Trafford, and will be key to making decisions on a squad rebuild that is desperately needed this summer.

A club statement read: "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."

On the decision to appoint Ten Hag, 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.”  

Ten Hag's current assistant at Ajax, Mitchell van der Gaag, will also move to United to assume a similar role, 90min understands.

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