Erik Ten Hag Extends Manchester United Contract Until 2026
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Erik Ten Hag Extends Manchester United Contract Until 2026

04/07/24 10:21

Manchester United have confirmed that Erik ten Hag has signed a contract extension, keeping him at the helm of the men's first team until June 2026.

"I am very pleased to have reached an agreement with the club to continue working together," Ten Hag said.

"Looking back at the past two years, we can reflect with pride on two trophies and many examples of progression from where we were when I joined."

Despite the progress, Ten Hag is clear about the challenges ahead.

"We must also be clear that there is still lots of hard work ahead to reach the levels expected of Manchester United, which means challenging for English and European titles," the Dutchman added.

"In my discussions with the club, we have found complete unity in our vision for reaching those goals, and we are all strongly committed to making that journey together."

United’s new sporting director, Dan Ashworth, expressed his confidence in Ten Hag's abilities saying

"With two trophies in the past two seasons, Erik has reinforced his record as one of the most consistently successful coaches in European football. While the club’s review of last season highlighted areas for improvement, it also reached a clear conclusion that Erik was the best partner for us to work with in driving up standards and outcomes."

Ashworth continued,

"This group of players and staff have already shown they are capable of competing and winning at the top level; now we need to do it more consistently.

With our strengthened football leadership team now in place, we are looking forward to working hand-in-hand with Erik to achieve our shared ambitions for this football club."

Ten Hag’s previous contract ran until 2025, with an option for a further year.

The former Ajax manager faced significant pressure after United finished eighth in the league. However, he led the team to FA Cup success at Wembley, adding to the Carabao Cup won in his first season in charge.

With Ten Hag committed to a long-term future at Old Trafford, Manchester United fans can look forward to a new era of ambition and unity.

The focus now is on consistent top-level performance and competing for the highest honours in both English and European football.

Benji Kosartiyer
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Jamie Somerville

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