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Dan Ashworth releases Erik ten Hag contract statement, interesting Man United point made



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Dan Ashworth has shared his first words as Manchester United sporting director following Erik ten Hag’s contract renewal at Old Trafford.

Ashworth, 53, was confirmed as the club’s new sporting director this week after a long saga between United and Newcastle.

It has since been confirmed that Ten Hag’s contract at OId Trafford has been renewed until June 2026.

Speaking on the decision, Ashworth has explained that the internal review conducted highlighted clear areas for improvement.

Yet he stressed that the ‘clear conclusion’ was that Ten Hag was the best candidate to lead those changes forward.

Dan Ashworth said: “With two trophies in the past two seasons, Erik has reinforced his record as one of the most consistently successful coaches in European football.

“While the club’s review of last season highlighted areas for improvement, it also reached a clear conclusion that Erik was the best partner for us to work with in driving up standards and outcomes.

“This group of players and staff have already shown they are capable of competing and winning at the top level; now we need to do it more consistently.

“With our strengthened football leadership team now in place, we are looking forward to working hand-in-hand with Erik to achieve our shared ambitions for this football club.”

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