Manchester United appoints Erik ten Hag as new manager

Erik ten Hag

Manchester United has gotten herself a new manager, Erik ten Hag.

The Ajax boss will take over from Manchester United’s interim coach Ralf Rangnick in the summer.

Ten Hag said: “It is a great honour” to be appointed manager and that he is “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”, he added.

The 52-year-old has signed a three-year deal with the option of a further 12 months.

Recall that Liverpool beat Manchester United 4-0 on Tuesday, with the defeat at Anfield signalling the scale of the task facing Ten Hag.

Manchester United has said it was “delighted” to make the announcement, with the team’s Twitter bio featuring the move to mark the news.

United’s football director, John Murtough, said Ten Hag has proved himself to be “one of the most exciting and successful coaches in Europe” during his four years at Ajax.

Ajax chief executive, Edwin van der Sar, has thanked Ten Hag and said: “He is going to make the step to one of the biggest clubs in the world, in a fantastic league”, but added that he would have liked to have kept him for longer.

Ralf Rangnick took over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was sacked by the club last November.

Rangnick is expected to step into a two-year consultancy role at Old Trafford.

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