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In a fresh development on Thursday, Premier League club Manchester United appointed Erik ten Hag as their new manager from the end of this season. The club issued a statement to announce the news. The Dutch manager will take over the baton from Ralf Ragnick and remain in association with the club till June 2025.

United's Football Director John Murtough seemed impressed with Hag's four-year stint with Ajax and also counted him among the most exciting and successful coaches in Europe. “During the past four years at Ajax, Erik has proved himself to be one of the most exciting and successful coaches in Europe, renowned for his team’s attractive, attacking football and commitment to youth," said Murtough.

“In our conversations with Erik leading up to this appointment, we were deeply impressed with his long-term vision for returning Manchester United to the level we want to be competing at, and his drive and determination to achieve that," he further added.

A great honour to be appointed Man United manager: Erik ten Hag

The Ajax head coach also expressed his glee at being appointed as the manager of one of the most popular football clubs. Hag said he feels honoured to get this position and promised to develop a team capable of delivering success. Notably, Manchester United have been struggling to perform in big tournaments.

“It is a great honour to be appointed manager of Manchester United and I am hugely excited by the challenge ahead. I know the history of this great club and the passion of the fans, and I am absolutely determined to develop a team capable of delivering the success they deserve," said Erik.