Manchester United has officially introduced the name of the new coach – SPORT.SK

today 12:30 | Manchester United footballers will be led by coach Erik ten Hag from next season. The 52-year-old Dutchman agreed with the management of the English club on a contract until June 2025, with the option to extend for another year. At the end of this year, he will replace Ralf Rangnick on the substitute, who should move to the position of consultant. After the season, Ten Hag will end up as Ajax Amsterdam coach and move to Old Trafford. He will become United’s fifth coach in nine years. His goal is to restore the Manchester Club to the glory he has been seeking in vain since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure in 2013. Under the leadership of the famous Scottish coach, the “Red Devils” have won a record 20 championship titles in the top English competition. “It is a great honor for me to be the coach of Manchester United, I am excited about this challenge. I know the history of this great club and the great passion of its fans. I am absolutely determined to build a team that will be able to achieve the successes this club deserves, “said the new coach in a statement on the club’s website. According to the British media, the Hag has long since been agreed orally with the United leadership. He replaces the German Rangnick, who, after the premature departure of Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer, agreed with United on coaching cooperation only until the end of the current season and then plans to move to the post of consultant. “Over the past four years in Ajax, Erik has proven to be one of the most successful coaches in Europe. His teams are known for their attractive, offensive style of play, with a special focus on young players. Our conversations with Erik eventually led to his involvement. We were thrilled by his long-term vision to bring Manchester United to the highest level, “said John Murtough, United’s sports director, at the new helmsman. Ten Hag has been training Ajax since December 2017, in 2019 and 2021 he led him to a double and in 2019 to the semifinals of the Champions League. This season, the team from Amsterdam dropped out in the LM eight-final. Six laps before the end, the home team Eredivisie leads with a four-point lead over PSV Eindhoven. Ten Hag coached the Bayern Reserve in 2013-2015, in the Dutch league he led in addition to Ajax also Go Ahead Eagles and FC Utrecht. “It will be difficult to leave Ajax after all these unreal years. “I can assure our fans that I will be fully focused on our mission in Ajax until the end of this season, and I believe that we will bring the joint efforts to a successful end before I move to Manchester United,” said Hag. United currently ranks sixth in the Premier League standings. Tottenham and fifth Arsenal lost three points to fourth, but their competitors played less. A beautiful gesture from Liverpool fans towards Ronald. The whole stadium applauded: