The formalities for Eric ten Haig’s arrival at Manchester United are imminent, The Guardian reported on Monday. The Red Devils will have to pay Ajax two million euros to release the Dutch technician from the final year of the contract.
The soap opera is coming to an end. As anticipated since early April, the appointment of Erik ten Haag on the Manchester United bench is only a matter of time. The Guardian reported on Monday that the Red Devils are expected to announce the Dutchman’s arrival in the coming days, when final details about his release clause are settled.
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A contract for three seasons, plus an option
According to British media, the English club will have to pay Ajax two million euros to afford Ten Haig, under contract until June 2023. The Dutch coach should arrive at the end of the season to replace Ralf Rangnik. He would sign for three seasons, plus as a substitute. On 12 April, The Athletic reported that Manchester United and Ten Haig had reached an agreement in principle, but that it was only a verbal settlement.
The 52-year-old former midfielder Ten Haig took over at Ajax Amsterdam in 2017 after his first experience as head coach at FC Utrecht. With Ajax, he reached the semi-finals of the Champions League in 2019 at the end of an extraordinary career, where his team, led by Matthijs de Ligt and Frankie de Jong, notably eliminated Real Madrid.