Confirmed: Manchester United to sign Erik ten Hag as new head coach

Ajax lost 2-1 to PSV Eindhoven in the Dutch Cup final on Sunday.

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Once the conditions of Erik ten Hag’s €2 million release fee at Ajax are settled in the days following, Manchester United will announce him as their next permanent manager as reported by Fabrizio Romano. 

As United draws nearer naming a predecessor to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, discussions over the term of Ten Hag’s contract are underway, with the Dutchman anticipated to pledge to either a three-year contract with the potential of a 12-month increase or a four-year deal until 2026.

Ten Hag is reported to have been offered a crucial requirement: that he be authorized to reach the final judgment on signings with the club executive since he is keen that the market errors that have tarnished the post-Sir Alex Ferguson tenure should not be replicated.

Whereas official acknowledgement is highly improbable till after United’s match against Liverpool on Tuesday night, the present Ajax manager is supposed to maintain discussions with United concerning helping to bring Mitchell van der Gaag, his No 2 at the Dutch team, on table as his aide, while talks regarding Steve McClaren joining his coaching team proceed.

United aims to pay regard to Ajax, who had been beaten 2-1 by PSV Eindhoven in the KNVB Cup finale on Sunday, and therefore will contact them straight about Ten Hag’s release clause in the week. His recruitment as United’s fifth manager in far little than a decade following Sir Alex Ferguson’s exit is anticipated to be official once the monetary terms are sorted over.

Likewise, Bruno Fernandes was engaged in a frightening car accident on his route to training today, although he was unharmed and was enabled to keep training. And, ahead of United’s encounter versus Liverpool on Tuesday night, coach Ralf Rangnick has confirmed that Fernandes is “well” and will be eligible for play. Manchester United will meet long foes Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday night in a heated Premier League match.