Manchester United have appointed Ajax head Erik ten Hag as their next manager. The 52-year-old Dutchman will take over from interim boss Ralf Rangnick at the end of this season on a three-year deal which can be extended by a year. Ralf Rangnick, who replaced the sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November, is set to move into a consultancy role.
Manchester United Appoints Erik Ten Hag as New Head Coach
Erik Ten Hag will become Manchester United’s fifth permanent manager since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013. Speaking on his appointment, he said: “It is a great honor to be appointed manager of Manchester United and I am hugely excited by the challenge ahead.” He also said: “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.”
Manchester United is sixth in the Premier League with five games remaining this season, three points behind Tottenham, who occupy the fourth Champions League spot. Ajax is top of the Dutch Eredivisie four points clear of PSV Eindhoven – with five matches left, although they lost to their rivals in the Dutch Cup final.