Manchester United has announced the appointment of Erik ten Hag as Men’s First Team Manager.
The appointment is subject to work visa requirements, from the end of this season until June 2025, with the option to extend for a further year.
While officially announcing the appointment, Manchester United Football Director John Murtough said Erik has proved himself to be one of the most exciting and successful coaches in Europe.
He is renowned for his team’s attractive, attacking football and commitment to youth, Murtough said.
Erik ten Hag is currently the Dutch top tier side Ajax Amsterdam’s Head coach. He has been at the club for the last four years.
“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,” said the Manchester United Football Director.
“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,” he added.
On his part, Erik ten Hag said it was a great honor to be appointed manager of Manchester United and that he was 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,” said the new manager.
“It will be difficult to leave Ajax after these incredible years, and I can assure our fans of my complete commitment and focus on bringing this season to a successful conclusion before I move to Manchester United,” he added.
Erik ten Hag will be taking over from German professional football manager Ralf Rangnick who is currently the club’s interim manager.