Erik ten Hag Extends Manchester United Contract Until 2026

Manchester United has extended Erik ten Hag's contract until June 2026. Discover the club's plans and fans' reactions to the new era under Ten Hag and INEOS leadership.
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Manchester United has confirmed that manager Erik ten Hag has extended his contract with the club until June 2026. This extension comes after the Dutchman’s initial deal, signed in 2022, was set to expire in 2025. Ten Hag, who joined Manchester United from Ajax, has led the team to two trophies in two years, including the Carabao Cup and FA Cup.

Ten Hag expressed his satisfaction with the new agreement, "I am very pleased to have reached 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 were when I joined." However, he acknowledged the challenges ahead, emphasizing the need to work hard to meet Manchester United's high expectations.

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New Sporting director Dan Ashworth praised Ten Hag’s impact: "With two trophies in the past two seasons, Erik has reinforced his record as one of the most consistently successful coaches in European football." He highlighted the importance of consistent top-level performance and the strengthened football leadership team, including new hires like Jason Wilcox and Sir Dave Brailsford, in supporting Ten Hag’s vision.

While some fans are optimistic about the club's direction under Ten Hag and the new INEOS leadership, others are cautious given the team's eighth-place finish last season. However, many fans have sighted the previous managers’ examples and feel that the club needs better foundational direction rather than managerial changes. With the latest additions in key positions at Manchester United, it is expected that United will have a solid foundation to get things on track after they have missed major titles since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.

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