21st April, 2022
Manchester United have announced the appointment of Erik ten Hag as men’s first Team Manager, from the end of this season until June 2025, with the option to extend for a further year.
John Murtough, Football Director, said in a statement that on Thursday that during the past four years at Ajax, Erik had proven 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.
He said in their conversations with Erik leading up to this appointment, they were deeply impressed with his long-term vision for returning Manchester United to the level they wanted 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,” he said.
Erik ten Hag said it was a great honour to be appointed manager of Manchester United and that he was hugely excited by the challenge ahead.
He said he knew the history of this great club and the passion of the fans, and that he was 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,” he added.