After winning another league title with Ajax, coach Erik Ten Hag arrived in England to start his career with Manchester United. Confirmed as the club’s coach for next season, the Dutchman has already started the club’s project and must be present to watch the next match, against Crystal Palace. According to information from the “Daily Mail”, Ten Hag is already organizing some details when he officially takes office.
In addition to the coach, assistant coach Mitchell van der Gagg is also in England, who will also be part of Manchester United’s new coaching staff. The two take up positions at the English club after a hugely successful partnership at the helm of Ajax, maintaining the club’s position in Dutch football and giving it a prominent position at the continental level.
Also based on information in the British publication, the new Manchester United manager must be present at the team’s last match within the Premier League. On Sunday (22), United will visit Crystal Palace, at Selhurst Park, for the final round of the national competition and with the aim of confirming the rankings for the next edition of the Europa League.
When he said goodbye to Ajax, Eric ten Hag stated that he would actually start his work at Manchester United, although he could not officially do so yet. The Dutchman’s official announcement should only take place next Monday (23), when United have already concluded their participation in the current season. In addition, Eric Ten Hag must be registered in the database of The Football Association, the entity that controls football in England.
After a particularly bad season, Erik ten Hag will take over the role that was temporarily held by German Ralf Rangnick, who took over with the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Dutchman’s main challenge will be trying to regain Manchester United’s role in English football. With the team out of the Champions League, the main continental challenge next season should be the Europa League.
“Food fanatic. Organizer. Hipster-friendly tv specialist. Avid reader. Devoted web ninja.”