Manchester United Announce Extension for Manager Erik ten Hag

Manchester United have secured manager Erik ten Hag’s services until 2026 by handing him a contract extension.

The Dutchman’s position was under scrutiny during an underwhelming 2023-24 Premier League campaign in which United finished eighth.

He changed the feeling around the club by guiding his side to FA Cup success – beating rivals Manchester City in the final in May – and United have now offered him a longer deal.

Erik ten Hag Committed to Long-Term Success

In a statement, ten Hag expressed his satisfaction with the extension:

“I’m thrilled to continue working with Manchester United. We’ve made significant progress in the past two years, lifting two trophies. However, we understand the challenge that lies ahead – to consistently compete for the top honors in England and Europe. There’s complete alignment between the club and me on this vision, and we’re committed to achieving it together.”

Ashworth Praises ten Hag’s Achievements

Manchester United’s sporting director, Dan Ashworth, commended ten Hag’s record: “Erik’s two trophies in two seasons solidify his reputation as a top European coach. While we identified areas for improvement, it was clear he’s the ideal partner to elevate our standards and results. This team has proven its ability to compete and win at the highest level, but consistency is key. With a strengthened leadership team, we’re excited to collaborate with Erik and realize our shared ambitions for the club.”