Manchester United have confirmed that they will appoint Erik ten Hag as head coach next season.
Crazy Ball – Manchester United have confirmed Erik ten Hag as manager of the Red Devils and have been awarded a three-year contract, with the option of a season extension.
The Dutch coach has recently been widely reported to be dealing with the English Premier League giants. This is inseparable from the inconsistent appearance of Manchester United. Even under Ralf Rangnick as interim it got worse.
Interestingly, Erik ten Hag also managed to beat other candidates such as Mauricio Pochettino and Luis Enrique. The choice of a 52-year-old soccer coach makes a lot of sense. The reason is, he has a good record with Ajax Amsterdam where he won two Eredivisie trophies since polishing the team in 2018 and is now on track to win a third trophy of the season.
Another achievement on the European stage with Ajax Amsterdam was bringing the Dutch giants to the semifinals of the 2019 Champions League, where they beat Juventus and Real Madrid first before losing heavily to Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-final second leg.
After being entrusted with being the coach of Manchester United, Erik ten Hag stated that it was a great honor to be able to handle the Red Devils.
Speaking on the club’s official website, the coach said it was a great honor to be appointed as Manchester United manager and he was delighted. He knows very well the history of this great club and the great passion of the fans.
Therefore, Ten Hag is also determined to bring Manchester United to success. The coach also said that it would not be easy to leave Ajax, but he also promised the fans of the Dutch League giants that he would continue to focus on bringing the club to good results before moving to Manchester United.
For information, to recruit him the MU camp had to pay compensation to Ajax of 2.5 million euros or the equivalent of 38 billion rupiah. In addition to leading the team, the coach reportedly also has the authority to transfer players.
It will be interesting to look forward to his work with the Premier League giants starting next season, whether he manages to lift MU’s performance and give him the title or not.