Dutch club Ajax Amsterdam was keen to bid farewell to coach Eric Ten Hag after completing his move to Manchester United, and the Dutch team published an official statement on its official website stating that Ajax and Manchester United reached an agreement regarding the transfer of Eric Ten Hag to the English club.
The club added, that Ten Hag has been the coach of Ajax since January 2018 and will leave after this season.
For his part, Edwin van der Sar said: “Four and a half years is a good period of time, but we would have liked to keep Eric at Ajax for a longer period. He would take a step into one of the biggest clubs in the world, in a great league.”
Van der Sar added: “We owe Eric a lot of thanks for what he has achieved with Ajax so far, but we are not done yet at the end of the season. League title back home.”
Tin Hag said: “I am happy that it has been completed and officially announced. This clarity is important but I only have one interest now and these are the last five games I want to end my time here on a positive note, by winning the league, and by doing so we will qualify directly for the Champions League. Europe belongs to Ajax there.”
A state of great satisfaction prevailed within the walls of Old Trafford, after the English club, Manchester United, announced today, Thursday, the appointment of Dutchman Eric Ten Hag as technical director of the men’s first team, starting from the end of this season until June 2025, with the option to extend for an additional year.
With Ajax, Ten Hag won the Dutch League title twice, the Dutch Cup, and the Super Cup once.
Ajax coach Eric Ten Hag’s greatest achievement is his greatest achievement in reaching the 2018-2019 Champions League semi-finals, before he bid farewell to the tournament with the hat-trick of Tottenham star Lucas Moura.