The Dutch tactician has agreed to take over as manager of the Red Devils for the 2022–23 season, and he is leaving his current club in style. Erik ten Hag will take over as Manchester United manager this summer after signing a contract extension until 2025 at Old Trafford, and he will be trying to bring a “winner’s mindset” to English football after signing out in style at Ajax with another Eredivisie title.
The giants from Amsterdam confirmed their domestic domination with a 5-0 win over Heerenveen at the Johan Cruyff Arena on Wednesday, sparking wild on-pitch celebrations that saw their coach hurled into the air. Ten Hag is ecstatic to be leaving his birthplace with more big silverware, and he hopes to end a trophy drought when he joins United for the 2022-23 season.
Ajax led Heerenveen 3-0 at halftime with goals from Nicolas Tagliafico, Steven Berghuis, and Sebastien Haller, as the Dutch giants put in a strong performance on home turf. The finishing touches on a comprehensive victory allowing Ten Hag to win the Eredivisie for the third time in his career, after winning it in 2019 and 2021.
Following a major victory, a highly regarded tactician stated: “Yes, [you] experience mental distress.” You have a certain sensation. It’s doubled now that I’m leaving. And this was the final time. ” And that’s tough since I’ve worked with so many wonderful folks. particularly the players.
We’ve accomplished so much together. However, there is a point at which you must depart. “I absolutely feel it (everyone at the club’s thanks), and I’m really pleased with what we accomplished together.” because Ajax has once again proven to be Europe-proof. Ajax competes for the championship. There is a solid basis upon which to build.
Ten Hag can now begin preparing for his new career that lies ahead at Old Trafford after hitting one final target in the Netherlands. At United’s lowest Premier League result in 2021-22, the 52-year-old has a lot of work ahead of him in Manchester, but he is looking forward to a fresh start after four-and-a-half years with Ajax.
The Dutch champions have one more match left, away at Vitesse on May 15, before Ten Hag can focus entirely on the events at Old Trafford. Ten Hag, who has grown accustomed to winning awards on a regular basis in his homeland, has already expressed his intention to end United’s trophy drought, which has lasted five years and counting.
“It is a wonderful pleasure to be selected manager of Manchester United, and I am hugely delighted by the job ahead,” he stated after receiving confirmation of his appointment as Ralf Rangnick’s successor. “I understand the history of this great club and the passion of the fans, and I am totally committed to building a team capable of delivering the success they deserve.”