Official - Manchester United appoint Erik ten Hag as new manager

22/04/2022; 12:35 PM By : Steven D. Thompson

A fair few managers have arrived at Old Trafford following the retirement of the most successful manager of the club Sir Alex Ferguson. The Scottish manager left behind big shoes to fill but left a rot that has proven difficult to fill.

David Moyes succeeded Ferguson, followed by Louis van Gaal. Jose Mourinho was the most successful, with three trophies in his two and half years stint at the club. Club favourite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over from Mourinho. Solskjaer spent about half a billion pounds and succeeded in sending the club back to the dark ages.

After much dilly-dallying, Manchester United announced the appointment of a new manager. Erik ten Hag will take over from interim coach Ralf Rangnick.

Erik ten Hag is Manchester United’s next manager

Manchester United have spent the better part of the last six months looking for a manager to succeed Ralf Rangnick. Many names popped up during the search for a new coach. At one point, Mauricio Pochettino was the favourite to land the job. Other names mentioned include Julen Lopetegui and Jose Enrique. The Red Devils have finally settled for Erik ten Hag, asodds from bookmakers suggested.

Manchester United announced the appointment of Erik ten Hag as new manager on Thursday, bringing to an end to an amateurish approach to signing a coach.

Erik ten Hag has signed a contract that will run from this summer till June 2025, with the option to Mextend for another year. All these are subject to work visa requirements.

John Murtough had plenty of praise for the Ajax manager. The Manchester United footballctor described ten Hag as one of the most exciting and successful coaches in Europe. He said he proved in the past four years to be an elite coach. Erik ten Hag is renowned for favouring attractive, attacking football and is committed to youth.

Praises and knocks for Erik ten Hag

John Murtough has been effusive with praise for Erik ten Hag. The Manchester United footballctor could not contain his excitement at seeing the deal across the finish line.

Murtough said during conversations leading to his appointment that the club was deeply impressed with the long-term vision he had for seeing Manchester United return to the elite level. Murtough claims Manchester United want to be back competing with the elite in England and Europe. He believes the drive and determination of Erik ten Hag could get them to the promised land.

While Murtough praised ten Hag, some believe he is an establishment man. They claim he would likely pander to the whims of the Glazers and end up the way other coaches have gone in the past. They claim that for ten Hag to succeed, the club must back him in the transfer market and that players like Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba must find a home elsewhere.

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