Manchester United announce appointment of Erik Ten Hag as manager until 2025

Manchester United announced on Thursday morning that Ajax manager Erik Ten Hag will become their new manager at the end of the season, with a contract running until 2025.

Manchester United have appointed 52-year-old Erik Ten Hag as their new manager, with the current Ajax boss expected to take the reins at Old Trafford at the end of the season.

The club announced after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's sacking that they started the search for a long-term manager, with Ralf Rangnick's role at the club to be become a consultant for the following two years.

United's statement read, "Manchester United is delighted to announce the appointment of Erik ten Hag as Men's First Team Manager, subject to work visa requirements, from the end of this season until June 2025, with the option to extend for a further year."

The Dutch manager will call an end to his five-year spell with Ajax at the end of the season, with Ten Hag leaving the club after winning five domestic trophies, including two league titles.

Upon his appointment, Ten Hag has said "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."

Manchester United's director of football John Murtough has rallied behind Ten Hag bringing success back to the Old Trafford club.

"During the past four years at Ajax, Erik has proved 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.

"In our conversations with Erik leading up to this appointment, we were deeply impressed with his long-term vision for returning Manchester United to the level we want 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."

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