Erik ten Hag has been named as Manchester United’s new manager, subject to visa approval. The Dutchman has been given a three-year contract with the option of a one-year extension.

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Since Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013, Ten Hag will leave Ajax in June to become the fifth permanent manager at Old Trafford. In June, he begins work, with interim manager Ralf Rangnick remaining in charge for the remainder of the season.

Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure in November, the Old Trafford giants have been led by caretaker Michael Carrick until Ralf Rangnick took over on an interim basis for the remainder of the season.

United has been interviewing candidates in the hopes of appointing a new permanent manager before the summer to help with the club’s much-needed rebuild, and Ten Hag has been chosen as the man to lead the club forward.

Before moving to Old Trafford on a three-year deal with the option of a fourth year, the impressive Ajax manager is looking to win a third Eredivisie title.

“It is a great honour to be appointed manager of Manchester United, and I am enormously excited by the challenge that lies ahead,” Ten Hag said.

“I am absolutely determined to develop a team capable of delivering the success they deserve, knowing the history of this great club and the passion of the fans.”

“Leaving Ajax after these incredible years will be difficult, but I can assure our fans that I will give everything I have to bring this season to a successful conclusion before moving to Manchester United.”

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