Manchester United Set to Add Two New Coaches as Erik ten Hag Nears Contract Extension

Manchester United's Erik ten Hag is close to signing a two-year extension, bringing Eredivisie coach Hake and Ruud van Nistelrooy to his backroom staff
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Manchester United is set for a significant shake-up in the coaching staff as Erik ten Hag, who is nearing a new two-year contract extension at Manchester United, is preparing to add Eredivisie coach Hake and club legend Ruud van Nistelrooy to his backroom staff. As per Fabrizio Romano, Ten Hag has been retained and is close to signing a new contract.

Ten Hag, who faced the prospect of being sacked after a lackluster season with Manchester United where they finished an embarrassing eighth in the league and crashed out of the Champions League group stages, managed to keep his job mainly due to an enormous number of injuries his squad endured and their FA Cup triumph over Manchester City, which secured Europa League qualification for the Red Devils. INEOS, the club's co-owners, conducted a thorough end-of-season review and considered other managerial options, including Thomas Tuchel, before deciding to back Ten Hag for another season.

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The Dutchman is now on the verge of signing a two-year contract extension worth nearly £27 million, which keeps him at Old Trafford until 2027. The new deal is expected to be finalized this week and includes performance-related clauses and a restructuring of the coaching staff.

In addition to Hake and van Nistelrooy to his backroom staff, Manchester United is also focusing on a squad rebuild with various names being discussed. The club has identified center-back, central midfield, and striker as key positions to strengthen during the summer transfer window with Jarrad Branthwaite, Zirkzee, and Ugarte the most prominent names mentioned with a possible summer move to the club. Erik ten Hag, who currently earns £9 million annually, will retain the final say on signings as of now but INEOS is pushing for a sporting director Dan Ashworth to oversee transfers, who is still on a gardening leave from New Castle United.

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