Twitter reaction: Manchester United announce the appointment of Erik ten Hag as their new first-team manager
Taking to Twitter, Manchester United officially announced the appointment of Erik ten Hag as their new first-team manager ahead of taking charge of the side from next season. The head coach is currently employed with Ajax Amsterdam.
He will be taking over United in the summer once the current campaign ends. Until then, his full focus will be on leading Ajax to a hat-trick of Eredivisie titles – all of which will have been won during his tenure in Amsterdam.
With this news, it is confirmed that Ralf Rangnick will be giving up his seat in the dugout at the Theatre of Dreams when his role as interim manager of the Red Devils expires at the end of the season. He himself had succeeded Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was sacked late last year after a string of poor results.
With the side currently sitting sixth in the Premier League table and in danger of missing out on a Champions League qualification spot, it is unclear whether ten Hag will be able to take charge of a team that plays in elite continental competitions next term.
“It is a great honour”
As per the club’s official website, it has been confirmed that the 52-year-old has been appointed as the men’s first team Manager, subject to work visa requirements. The Dutchman has signed a deal lasting from the end of this season until June 2025, with the option to extend for a further year.
Reacting to the news, the incumbent Ajax boss said it is a great honour to be appointed as manager of United and that he was hugely excited by the challenge that lay ahead of him. He insisted that he is determined to develop a team that is capable of delivering success.
“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.”
It certainly will be a challenge for ten Hag, given that the side has not won a trophy in five years and has been underperforming this term, despite boasting big names in the squad. A new era is expected to be ushered in with the Holland native in charge.
Until then, Rangnick and his coaching staff need to work hard to ensure that they leave the team in the best possible condition for ten Hag when he takes over in the summer – hopefully, by securing a UCL spot by the end of the season.
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Let us now take a look at how fans have reacted to this news on Twitter.