Erik ten Hag terminates Ajax contract six months early to begin work at Man Utd.


Ajax confirmed Erik ten Ha has left the club. The Dutchman will begin work at Manchester United on Monday in preparation for the final game against Crystal Palace.

After quitting his position as Ajax boss immediately, Erik ten Hag will take over as Manchester United boss starting Monday

Ten Hag accepted an early start with United after he was released from Ajax’s contract. The 52-year old said: “I am switching very rapidly, yes. But is it really necessary, because a lot of things need to be dealt with.”

Ten Hag’s departure was confirmed by Ajax on Sunday Their website. He feels his main concern is to build a great squad.

“I have the energy to carry on after the Dutch season with a new period in Manchester,”Ten Hag. I look forward to dealing with them. While I know I must recharge my batteries at some point, I will still find the time to do so somewhere else.”

Ten Hag has also told close friends he wants to work with Cristiano Ronaldo, who has plundered 24 goals this season. Despite being 37, Ronaldo’s stats cannot be ignored, according to ten Hag, which is why he wants the Portugal icon to stay and see out the final year of his contract.

As revealed by Mirror Sport, ten Hag has ordered United’s under-performing players back for pre-season training two weeks early, to ensure they are in peak condition to carry out his playing philosophy.

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Ten Hag was announced as United’s next manager on April 21 and was expected to succeed interim boss Ralf Rangnick at the end of the season. It’s unclear if the Dutchman or Rangnick will be in charge for Sunday’s final Premier League game against Crystal Palace.

Ten Hag did not immediately succeed his German predecessor due to Ajax battling for the Eredivisie title and Dutch Cup. They failed to win the latter – losing to PSV in the final – but managed to become champions of the Netherlands four days ago.

Ajax’s final game of the season was away to Vitesse on Sunday – ending in a 2-2 draw – meaning their season is now complete. “PSV had a strong team this season.” said Ten Hag at full-time. “We performed better, and that was the difference.

“We didn’t get many more points than last year, so PSV just did better this season. We had strong competition this year. That’s why it gives me a very proud and satisfied feeling that we are champions.”

Ten Hag said: “You experience so much and you take it with you in your suitcase. It definitely challenges your management capabilities and I have learned a lot.”

Ajax paid tribute to Ten Hag by uploading an emotional video Their websiteSay it! “goodbye”To the coach. “Under the leadership of Erik ten Hag Ajax has experienced some fantastic times in the last four years,”The video is captioned.