Erik ten Hag

Manchester United have reached an agreement in principle with Erik ten Hag to become their next permanent manager.

According to reports from The Athletic, the Dutchman will be handed a four-year deal at Old Trafford after agreeing verbally with his club, Ajax, aware of the situation.

United is now expected to contact Ajax on the same so that they can begin the compensation process which is not expected to be a brainer; the move is not expected to be made official until Ajax faces PSV Eindhoven in the Dutch Cup final on April 17.

The negotiations will also involve Hag’s backroom staff with former United man Robin van Persie expected to join his bench. Ten Hag will replace Ralf Rangnick, who has been doing the job on an interim basis since former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked by the Premier League club in November.

Ten Hag has been the head coach of Ajax since December 2017. He joined the Dutch club from Bayern Munich’s second team, where he worked alongside Pep Guardiola, the Manchester City manager.

Mauricio Pochettino had also been on the club’s shortlist, but United has opted against roping in the PSG boss.

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