- Dutch gaffer Erik Ten Hag has made his first comments following his announcement as the new manager of Manchester United
- The 52-year-old, who is presently attached to Ajax Amsterdam, will join the Red Devils at the completion of the season, signing a three-year deal with an option to extend for a year
- Ten Hag becomes the fifth permanent coach at Old Trafford after Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down from his role as manager in 2013
Newly-appointed Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag has expressed his readiness to return the club back to his glory days.
Ten Hag was announced as the new boss at Old Trafford on Thursday morning and the Dutch manager is bent on delivering the success befitting of the club's status.
In an interview with the club's website following his appointment, Ten Hag acknowledged the honour bestowed him with his new role at one of the biggest clubs in the world and added his readiness to transform the club's dwindling fortunes.
“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." He told the club's website.
Despite being announced as the new United manager, Ten Hag stressed he is bent on ending the campaign with Ajax well before his imminent departure.
“It will be difficult to leave Ajax after these incredible years, and I can assure our fans of my complete commitment and focus on bringing this season to a successful conclusion before I move to Manchester United.”
Man United appoints Erik Ten Hag as new manager
Ten Hag, currently on the books of defending Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam, will join the Red Devils at the end of the season with his contract running till 2025.
He will be United's fifth permanent head coach since Sir Alex Ferguson left his position as manager in 2013, taking over from Ralf Ragnick who will take a consultancy role after the conclusion of the season.
Source: Sports Brief News