Manchester United are close to confirming Erik Ten Hag as their next manager, according to reports.
The Ajax boss is one of the most in-demand coaches in European football and now it looks like he will be heading to Old Trafford.
ESPN report that the club are “close to finalizing” the appointment of Ten Hag as their next manager.
Along with Mauricio Pochettino, the Dutchman was seen as one of the favorites to succeed caretaker boss Ralf Rangnick, and he now appears to have beaten the former Tottenham boss to the Red Devils job.
It was reported after his interview that Ten Hag impressed Man United chiefs with his vision and philosophy which helped Ajax qualify for a Champions League semi-final in 2019.
He hopes to repeat that feat if he takes over at Man United, but reaching the last four in the continent’s biggest club competition is something they haven’t done since 2011.
The Old Trafford hierarchy are also hoping their newly announced boss can bring them their first league title since 2013, something he has done twice during his time in the Eredivisie.
Ten Hag has a history of developing young players and exciting football at Ajax and, if he can do that and deliver trophies to United too, he is sure to become an instant hit at Old Trafford.
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