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Erik ten Hag contract extension with Man United: The Dutch manager prolongs stay at the Premier League club

Erik ten Hag contract extension elongates his stay at Man United by one year

Dutch manager Erik ten Hag has extended his contract at Man United until 2026. The 54-year-old elongates his stay at the English club by one year. His previous contract at the Premier League club was supposed to keep him at the reign till June 2025. Now he will be in charge of the Red Devils till June 2026 (2025-26 season).

Since joining Man United in April 2022, ten Hag’s stint with the club has been filled with ups and downs. Several questions over his future with the club were raised. But every time he has been thrown under the bus, the Dutch manager has responded well. He has two trophies with United so far. Under him, the Red Devils won the 2022-23 Carabao Cup title and the 2023-24 FA Cup trophy respectively.

Erik ten Hag has reportedly stated – “I am very pleased to have reached an agreement with the club to continue working together”. “Looking back at the past two years, we can reflect with pride on two trophies and many examples of progression from where we (Man United) were when I joined”, his statement further inflicted.

However vary of the challenges that lie ahead, the 54-year-old Dutch manager asserted – “we must also be clear that there is still lots of hard work ahead”. From the words of United’s Gaffer, a sense of relief and satisfaction in terms of being given the opportunity by the Red Devils hierarchy to continue his work at the club can be inferred. At one stage when the 2023-24 Premier League season finished, ten Hag’s future at United did look in jeopardy.

Man United finished the 2023-24 Premier League season at the eighth spot in the table. It was their lowest-ever league finish in the history of the English top-flight football. However, the FA Cup title triumph did provide them a European qualification as they will be playing in the UEFA Europa League next season. It would be interesting to find out how Erik ten Hag contract extension further enhances the progress of Man United in the season ahead.

It is ominous that Erik ten Hag has struggled to get consistent performances out from his players during his tenure at Man United till now. It is also true that the 2023-24 season was marked by a lot of injury issues as well for the club.

Now with the 2024-25 campaign approaching its start, a lot will also depend on Man United’s transfer market strategy going into the new season.

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