Manchester United reach an agreement to sign Erik Ten Hag 

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Manchester United have reportedly reached a verbal agreement with Ajax boss Erik Ten Hag to make him the club’s next permanent manager as per the report in the English outlet The Athletic

Following the agreement between the two parties, the Red Devils are set to switch their attention to negotiating with the Eredivisie giants. The Dutchman who still has one year remaining in his current contract has a release clause of around €2 million(£1.7m). 

Meanwhile, Sky Sports are reporting that Erik Ten Hag’s move to Manchester United is ‘all but done’ and the 52-year-old is expected to sign a three-year contract with an option to extend the deal for one more year. 

The report further claims that the signing of the contract and a few other straightforward agreements are yet to be agreed upon with Ajax before the deal gets announced. 

Manchester United are preparing to announce their new manager following Ajax’s domestic cup final game against PSV Eindhoven this weekend in respect to the Dutch champions. 

Our View:

Manchester United have shown a different approach this time in appointing the new manager. The Old Trafford board usually appoint a familiar name who is backed by the former players. However, this time they went the opposite of that. 

The Red Devils hierarchy were initially looking to appoint former Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino in order to succeed Ralf Rangnick. The majority of the former players were also backing the current PSG boss. 

But, the fans were raising their voices in the Dutchman’s favour. And the Red Devils’ hierarchy decided to listen to their fans on this occasion. Meanwhile, there could be a financial reason behind the 52-year-old’s appointment. 

The Ajax boss is reportedly the cheaper option compared to Mauricio Pochettino. So, this could influence Manchester United’s decision. Nevertheless, it was the better choice to appoint Erik Ten Hag over the Argentine. 

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