Manchester United have finally appointed Ajax coach Erik ten Hag as their next manager.
Ten haag 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.
Ten Hag will become United’s fifth permanent manager since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013. Ten Hag, who took over as Ajax head coach since December 2017, led them to the league and cup double in 2018-19 and 2020-21.
United are sixth in the Premier League with five games remaining this season, three points behind Tottenham, who occupy the fourth Champions League spot.
Ajax are 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.
They reached the semi-finals of the 2018-19 Champions League and were within a minute of making the final, only to be denied by a remarkable Tottenham comeback.
Ten Hag is expected to bring in a former United coach or player as part of his backroom team, given it is unlikely the remaining link to the Solskjaer era, Mike Phelan, will remain at the club.
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