Manchester United have confirmed Erik ten Hag will be the man to take over from interim boss Ralf Rangnick at Old Trafford.
Manchester United have confirmed that Erik ten Hag will take over as their new manager at the end of the season.
After months of speculation, the 52-year-old Ajax head coach will succeed Ralf Rangnick in the Old Trafford hotseat at the end of a frustrating campaign for the Red Devils.
With Rangnick moving upstairs to take on a consultancy role at the club, Ten Hag has agreed a contract until June 2025, with the option of a further year.
Ten Hag, who will take charge subject to being issued with a visa, told United’s official website: “It is a great honour to be appointed manager of Manchester United and I am hugely excited by the challenge ahead.
“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.”
Ten Hag has won two Eredivisie titles and the KNVB Cup twice since joining Ajax in 2017, and will hope to bow out after securing a third league crown in the coming weeks, with the Amsterdam giants leading second-placed PSV by four points.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils’ season hit a new low this week when they were thrashed 4-0 by Liverpool in the Premier League at Anfield, leaving their chances of qualifying for next season’s Champions League looking slim.
United will have endured five seasons without lifting a major trophy by the time Ten Hag starts work.