After a long negotiation with the Dutch manager, Erik Ten Hag, Manchester United have finally appointed him as the first-team coach. Man United have been looking for a new manager since Ole Gunner Solskjaer left the club. Following that, Ralf Rangnick was appointed interim manager of this club. Mauricio Pochettino, Erik ten Hag, Luis Enrique, and Lopetigi were on the short-list of Man United. Finally, the club has selected Ten Hag as the permanent manager after having several interviews.
Ten Hag wanted the job to be a long-term project in the meeting with Man United. He told the board that the club’s restructuring could not be completed in one season. That is why he demanded to give him time. The club agreed to his demand and has appointed him for three years. Moreover, the club has an option to extend one more year. So, the Dutch coach will stay until 2025 as the manager of Manchester United. However, Man United have to pay around 2 million euros as the release clause to Ajax.
Furthermore, Erik Ten Hag is currently managing Ajax, who are about to win the title of Eredivise. He will complete the current season with the Dutch club, FC Ajax. Then, he will join Man United.
What’s next for Man United?
Manchester United, which are one of the best clubs in the world, have been struggling since Sir Alex left the club. They haven’t won a single trophy in the last five years. Now, the hopes of winning a silverware are on the new manager. But he has a lot to do in this club. Ralf Rangnick, the interim manager, has already said that the revolution is coming. He indicated that the new manager will bring five or six players in the summer transfer window.
However, there are several players to leave the club in the upcoming window. Nemanja Matic, Edinson Cavani, and Jessy Lingard will depart in the summer. In addition, the future of Paul Pogba is still uncertain. Ten Hag will take this decision after joining the club. On the other hand, Declan Rice is favorite for the new manager to sign on the Summer window. The club will also sign a striker, Rangnick confirmed.