Manchester United have confirmed that Erik ten Hag will take over as their new manager at the end of the season.
After months of speculation, the Ajax coach, 52, will replace Ralf Rangnick in a scorching game at Old Trafford at the end of the Red Devils’ frustrating campaign.
As Rangnick travels to the top to participate in club negotiations, Ten Hag has agreed on a contract until June 2025, with another option for another year.
Ten Hag, who will be taking over the reins of the visa, told the Manchester United website: “It is a great privilege to be appointed manager of Manchester United and I am very happy with the challenge we are facing.
“I know the history of this great team and the love of the fans, and I am fully committed to developing a team that will be able to achieve the success they deserve.
“It will be difficult to leave Ajax after these wonderful years, and I can assure our fans of my full commitment and focus on achieving a successful conclusion this season before I move to Manchester United.”
Ten Hag has won two Eredivisie and KNVB Cup titles twice since joining Ajax in 2017, and will hopefully bow down after winning a third league title in the coming weeks, with Amsterdam giants leading second-placed PSV by four points.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils’ season hit a high note this week when they were thrashed 4-0 by Liverpool in the Premier League at Anfield, leaving them looking unlikely to qualify for the Champions League next season.
Manchester United will have endured five seasons without lifting a major trophy when Ten Hag starts work.