Erik ten Hag’s Man Utd wages set to break record as new Old Trafford boss announced
Erik ten Hag, the new manager of Manchester United, is on his way to become the highest-paid Dutch coach in Premier League history.
The 52-year-old has been confirmed as the Red Devils’ next manager, taking over from interim manager Ralf Rangnick at the end of the season. Ten Hag, who will leave Ajax after five dazzling years with the Amsterdam giants, will earn astronomically high pay over the course of his three-year contract, which runs through June 2025.
According to recent reports from the Netherlands, the highly regarded coach will earn more than his well-known compatriot Louis van Gaal did when he was appointed United manager in 2014. According to De Telegraaf, Ten Hag’s salary, which are still unclear, would exceed £3.3 million.
Money, on the other hand, is no object for the Ajax manager, whose family is already among the wealthiest in Holland thanks to their real estate company and other financial holdings. Ten Hag, on the other hand, is focused on football, taking on arguably the most difficult job in the game at the highest level.
However, the former Twente and Utrecht manager is determined to make the most of his time at Old Trafford, stating on the club’s website: “It is a great honor to be named Manchester United manager, and I am looking forward to the challenge ahead.
“I am well-versed in the history of this great club as well as the passion of its supporters, and I am motivated to build a team capable of delivering the results they deserve. It will be difficult to leave Ajax after these amazing years, but I can tell our supporters that I will give everything I have to finish this season successfully before moving to Manchester United.”
United’s Football Director, John Murtough, who led the search for a successor to interim manager Rangnick, added: “Erik has established himself as one of Europe’s most exciting and successful coaches over the last four years, renowned for his team’s attractive, attacking football and commitment to youth.
“We were very impressed with Erik’s long-term vision for bringing Manchester United to the level where we want to compete, as well as his ambition and commitment to do so, throughout our meetings with him leading up to this appointment. We wish Erik the best of luck as he concentrates on finishing the season well at Ajax, and we hope to welcome him to Manchester United this summer.”