Erik ten Hag signs new deal at Man United

Erik ten Hag signs new deal at Man United

The former Ajax manager, whose deal had been due to expire
in 2025, admitted there was work to be done to close the gap on United’s
Premier League rivals.

 

“Looking back at the past two years, we can reflect with
pride on two trophies and many examples of progression from where we were when
I joined,” he said.

 

“However, we must also be clear that there is still lots of
hard work ahead to reach the levels expected of Manchester United, which means
challenging for English and European titles.”

 

Dan Ashworth, Manchester United sporting director, said:
“With two trophies in the past two seasons, Erik has reinforced his record as
one of the most consistently successful coaches in European football.

 

“While the club’s review of last season highlighted areas
for improvement, it also reached a clear conclusion that Erik was the best
partner for us to work with in driving up standards and outcomes.”

 

Ten Hag, 54, ended a six-year trophy drought for United in
his first season by lifting the League Cup in 2023 and finished third in the
league, encouraging fans that they might launch a Premier League title bid in
2023/24.

 

But they lost 14 games and ended with a negative goal
difference, finishing a whopping 31 points behind champions Manchester City.

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