Twitter Reacts As Manchester United Reach Agreement With Erik ten Hag

Ajax Amsterdam coach Erik ten Hag.

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Manchester United have finally found their new permanent manager, reaching a verbal agreement in principle with Erik ten Hag.

The Ajax boss is set to replace Ralf Rangnick at the helm in the summer, pending agreement with his current club. The 52-year-old is expected to pen a four-year contract at Old Trafford, The Athletic’s David Ornstein has reported.

An imminent announcement is unlikely because the United hierarchy want to be respectful to both Ajax, whose CEO is United legend Edwin van der sar, and Ten Hag, who is pursuing a league and cup double.

As such, United fans, who overwhelmingly wanted Ten Hag ahead of Paris Saint-Germain’s Mauricio Pochettino, will have to wait at least until the conclusion of the Dutch Cup final between Ajax and PSV Eindhoven on April 17 for the official announcement.



This development will kick-start major rebuilds at two of the Europe’s most iconic clubs.

Manchester United’s next task will be to assemble Ten Hag’s backroom staff, while Ajax will have to fill a big void left by one of their most successful managers of this century.

Under his tutelage, the young Ajax side have scored the second-most goals in Europe’s top six leagues this season. However, at United, he will face a challenge of not only developing young talents but also getting the most out of experienced stars in Cristiano Ronaldo and David de Gea.