Manchester United have appointed Ajax boss Erik ten Hag as their new manager, to replace interim manager, Ralf Rangnick at the end of the season, Sportivation.com.ng reports.
The 52-year-old has signed a three-year deal with the option of a further 12 months.
Erik Ten Hag while speaking on United website, stated:
“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.”
Ten Hag will be United’s fifth permanent manager since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.
The club have won only three trophies in the following nine years – the FA Cup, League Cup, and Europa League – while they are currently in danger of missing out on qualification for the Champions League next season.
Ten Hag is set to be in charge of a much-needed rebuild team at United, with Rangnick, who is due to take up a consultancy role at Old Trafford this summer.