Dutch gaffer Erik Ten Hag’s position as United manager was uncertain at the season’s end, but the team opted to retain the Dutchman, granting him an additional two-year extension to remain at Old Trafford, to continue his United career.

The agreement remains under the current conditions, and there is growing backing for Ten Hag from a bolstered football management team. Talks are ongoing regarding the potential revamp of his coaching staff.

A delighted Ten Hag said: “I am very pleased to have reached an agreement with the club to continue working together. 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.

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. In my discussions with the club, we have found complete unity in our vision for reaching those goals, and we are all strongly committed to making that journey together.”

Before United decided to retain Ten Hag, there were connections between Mauricio Pochettino, Thomas Tuchel, Thomas Frank, Kieran McKenna, and Gareth Southgate potentially taking over at the club. Ten Hag, who learned about this development while on vacation with his family, recently shared this on Dutch television. Initially, Ten Hag’s contract was set to conclude at the end of the 2024/25 season, with United having the choice to prolong it for an additional 12 months.

Manchester United Sporting Director Dan Ashworth 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.

The 54-year-old led United to a disappointing eighth-placed finish in the 2023/24 campaign, their worst in the Premier League era, but beat rivals Manchester City to lift the FA Cup – Ten Hag’s second trophy in as many years.

The Dutchman had to contend with an injury-ravaged squad throughout the season but managed to salvage Europa League qualification with a victory over City at Wembley.

Manchester United also expressed delight in retaining the Dutchman on social media platform X


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