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Manchester United have appointed Ajax boss Erik ten Hag as their new manager, replacing interim Ralf Rangnick at the end of the season.

Sky Sports News On March 31, he reported that Ten Hag is in pole position to grab the job over Mauricio Pochettino, with sources close to the manager and Ajax revealing the pay is less than £2m.

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Analysis: Man Utd exposure unlike anything Ten Hag will experience

Sky Sports News senior correspondent Melissa Reddy said:

“Manchester United’s interest in Erik ten Hag came as no surprise given his status as one of the most progressive managers in Europe and his longstanding ties to manager positions.

The 52-year-old has had fans at Old Trafford since 2018/19 before Ajax’s team knocked out Real Madrid in the Round of 16 of the Champions League and surprised Juventus and failed. After Lucas Moura’s last-minute goal from Mauricio Pochettino for Tottenham.

“Ten Hag is a popular choice to take charge of Old Trafford, and while it risks being accepted as it is a huge leap forward for him, it represents what is seen as a ‘fresh and exciting future’.

“The last Ajax manager to achieve great success in England’s top flight – via Inter – was Frank de Boer, who stayed at Crystal Palace for just 77 days.

The prospects, the global outlook given to United and the level of competition at the top of the Premier League are unlike anything he has experienced before. »

Neville: Man Utd fans prefer Ten Hag

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Speaking about The Overlap in March, Gary Neville, Roy Keane and Jamie Carragher discuss Erik Ten Hag’s suitability as Manchester United manager

Speaking on The Overlap in March, Sky Sports’ Gary Neville said:

“Ten Hag worked at Bayern Munich while Pep Guardiola was there. We know the impact that has had. He has won several championships and trophies in the Netherlands. His playing style is good. He has more experience than I think most people realize at 52.

“It’s a big leap forward but he has a good coaching record. He has no injuries and that’s a good thing – it feels fresh. I did a poll last week and I was absolutely amazed – 220,000 people voted and 82 percent were in favor of the poll being introduced. [Mauricio] pochettino

“I knew it would be the most liked because you can feel it on social media. I think Manchester United fans are demanding a fresh start and a new name. They want something completely different that they didn’t have before, and it probably went against Pochettino in some ways. »

Making of Erik ten Hag

Adam Bate of Sky Sports:

“Erik ten Hag is going to Manchester United as a foreigner tasked with implementing cultural change at one of the world’s most famous clubs. But that’s something he’s already done.”

“At Ajax they made fun of his accent. He was a Tukker – a man from the east of the country, from a region known for his realistic approach. There were those in advanced Amsterdam who didn’t believe the great Ajax had anything to learn from him. They were wrong. They were wrong.

“Two domestic doubles and one kick from a Champions League final later and Ten Hag are considered to have brought in some of the best football Ajax has seen in years. His methods proved successful, his attitude conquered the skeptics.”

Ten Hag’s coaching journey from Twente to Ajax via Go Ahead Eagles has been explained in depth by those who have been there from the beginning…

What to solve in Ten Hag Man Utd?

Erik ten Hag should waste no time in resolving pressing issues at Manchester United.

Interim manager Ralf Rangnick, who will take on an advisory role at Old Trafford this summer, believes the team may need 10 new players as part of a major reorganization.

And when United finally confirmed the appointment of their new manager, sky sports takes a look at some of the key issues that need fixing…

What challenges await Erik Ten Hag at Old Trafford?
What challenges await Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford?