A series of major updates about the imminent appointment of Erik ten Hag as the new Manchester United manager were confirmed on Monday evening.
Of course, Tin Hag has been heavily tempted to take his talents to Old Trafford in the summer for some time now.
It comes as Ralph Rangnick prepares to call up time on his temporary assignment at United, and the club’s board of directors have understood that the Ajax coach is their number one target to replace the German.
And if the final word from the media late Monday is anything to go on, an official announcement on the two parties’ reunification may be made ahead of the 2022/23 campaign sooner than thought.
According to a report from Fabrizio Romano and Jamie Jackson of The Guardian:
Manchester United are set to announce Eric Ten Hag as their new permanent manager once the terms of his partial clause of €2m from Ajax are finalized in the coming days.
That confirmation could be soon as early as Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, on the back of the Red Devils’ upcoming meeting with Liverpool.
Ten Hag, for his part, is ready to put pen to paper on either a three-year contract with an option for an additional year, or a straight-through deal through the summer of 2026.
It comes after a “key request” by the Dutchman was approved by those in the position of power in Manchester – to “allow the final decision on transfers with the club’s CEO”.
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Word of his impending arrival at Old Trafford actually puts something off a 24-hour rollercoaster ride for Eric ten Hag.
This comes after the 52-year-old saw his efforts to secure the KNVB Cup final title as the Ajax coach ultimately failed, due to a 2-1 loss at the hands of fierce rivals PSV Eindhoven.
Despite his lead in the game thanks to Ryan Gravenburch, strikes by Eric Gutierrez and Cody Jaco at the start of the second half ensured that it was PSV Eindhoven who added to the club’s cup treasury once again, at the expense of the Eredivisie table. The covers.
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