Manchester United leaders had decided that interim Ralf Rangnick would not be renewed and were looking for a new coach. Various media announce that Erik ten Hag is the lucky one, and not Mauricio Pochettino.
Although the 2021-2022 season is not over yet, the record is bad for Manchester United, with the Red Devils guaranteed to end up without a single trophy again. An unbearable situation for a club with the status of the Red Devils, and who have the future of . finally sealed Ralf Rangninck, who arrived in mid-autumn to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was rudely sacked† As the German technician was not convinced, the English club quickly started looking for a replacement for next season and contacted several technicians in position. For a long time, Mauricio Pochettino seemed to be in pole position, especially as Paris Saint-Germain was reluctant to keep him until the end of his contract in 2023. However, the former manager of Southampton and Tottenham soon saw competition from the Netherlands and more specifically from Ajax Amsterdam in the person of Erik ten Hag. Like Pochettino received by the Manchester United board, the latter is said to have convinced the Premier League club.
Man Utd pays Ajax € 2 million for Ten Hag
Manchester United are set to finalize the appointment of Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag as the club’s next manager, sources have told ESPN. pic.twitter.com/sVAsQsM91B
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) Apr 6, 2022
On Wednesday evening, ESPN announced that the Red Devils have definitively chosen Erik ten Hag and that the latter will soon be formalized in his role as future manager of Cristiano Ronaldo and his team-mates. Information confirmed by the sun. To install the 52-year-old Dutch technician on the Old Trafford bench, Manchester United agreed to pay €2 million in damages to Ajax Amsterdam. Ten Hag indeed had another year contract with the current leader of the championship of the Netherlands. In the media it is even indicated that the Ajax coach is already working on the next transfer window and knows exactly which envelope he needs to strengthen his future team. News that will disappoint Mauricio Pochettino, who saw himself return to the Premier League next season, in addition to Manchester. This will not be the case.