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Man United appoint ‘excited’ Ten Hag as new manager

MANCHESTER United have confirmed the appointment of Erik ten Hag as their new manager.

The 52-year-old Dutchman will officially begin his tenure in July after leaving his current club Ajax Amsterdam.

“Manchester United is delighted to announce the appointment of Erik ten Hag as Men’s First Team Manager, subject to work visa requirements, from the end of this season until June 2025, with the option to extend for a further year,” United announced on their official channels on Thursday.

The club’s Football Director John Murtough said: “During the past four years at Ajax, Erik has proved himself to be one of the most exciting and successful coaches in Europe, renowned for his team’s attractive, attacking football and commitment to youth.

“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.

“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.”

Ten Hag joined Ajax in 2017 and has won five trophies, including two Dutch top flight titles. His side are also leading the league table at the moment as he chases his third Eredivisie title.

“It is a great honour to be appointed manager of Manchester United and I am hugely excited by the challenge ahead,” ten Hag told the Manchester United website.

“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.

“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 will be the permanent successor to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was sacked in November and replaced on an interim basis by Ralf Rangnick.

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