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Go Ahead Eagles issue full statement confirming move to Manchester United



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Eredivisie club Go Ahead Eagles have confirmed that their manager, Rene Hake, has joined Manchester United as part of Erik ten Hag’s coaching staff.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe‘s acquisition of a 27.7% stake in Manchester United has sparked significant changes at Old Trafford across various levels of the football club.

At the executive level, new appointments have been made, including Omar Berrada as CEO and Dan Ashworth as sporting director. Additionally, the club are actively pursuing changes to the on-field team.

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Recent reports indicate that bids have been made for several new players, such as Joshua ZirkzeeJarrad Branthwaite, and Leny Yoro, as the club aim to build a revamped squad under Erik ten Hag‘s guidance.

Furthermore, Ten Hag’s coaching staff is expected to undergo a major reshuffle, with several new faces anticipated for the 2024/25 season. One of these is Go Ahead Eagles manager Rene Hake, who will join Ten Hag alongside Ruud van Nistelrooy as assistant coaches.

Although this has been widely known for some time, the Dutch club has now released a full statement stating that Hake will take up a new job in Manchester.

“After two seasons, the collaboration between René Hake and Go Ahead Eagles comes to an end,” A club statement read. “Hake has been active as head coach at Go Ahead Eagles since 2022 and qualified for the preliminary rounds of the Conference League last season.

In his first season, Hake and his team finished in eleventh place in the Eredivisie. Hake then earned forty points with his team and just missed out on qualifying for the play-offs for European football. A season later, the coach did manage to do so: last season, Go Ahead Eagles finished ninth in the Eredivisie.

“In the play-offs, it was then too strong for NEC and FC Utrecht, which meant that Hake and his men qualified for European football. Under Hake, Go Ahead Eagles also finished in the left row of the Eredivisie for the first time since 1979.

Go Ahead Eagles would like to thank René Hake for the past two seasons and wishes him every success in Manchester. Rene, thank you!”

United are expected to confirm the arrivals of Hake and Van Nistelrooy in the coming days once their UK work visas are issued.

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