By Kamadi Amata
Manchester United have officially confirmed that Erik ten Hag is taking over as their new manager.
Ten Hag will leave his job at Ajax at the end of the season to become United’s fifth permanent manager since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.
The 52-year-old will be joined at Old Trafford by his No 2 Mitchell van der Gaag.
The Dutchman’s appointment has been expected for some time since Sportsmail revealed a month ago that he had been interviewed for the job having moved ahead of Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino. United confirmed the news in a statement on Thursday morning.
The Ajax gaffer, 52, will replace interim boss Ralf Rangick in the summer after verbally agreeing to take charge last week.