Erik ten Hag has been officially appointed as Manchester United’s new manager and will be taking over at the end of the season.
The Dutchman is challenging for the title in the Eredivisie, but is excited for his new challenge at United.
“It is a great honour to be appointed manager of Manchester United and I am hugely excited by the challenge ahead.” Ten Hag told United’s official 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.”
United’s football director, John Murtough, is delighted with the appointment and believes that Ten Hag is the right man for the job at the club after his stint in Amsterdam.
“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.”
The Dutchman could be managing his first game for the club against Liverpool on the 12th of May during United’s pre-season in Bangkok.