“It’s time for change,” says Manchester United legend Denis Irwin following the appointment of Erik ten Hag as permanent manager.
Ten Hag has agreed a three-year deal to take over at Old Trafford, with the option of another year.
The Dutchman becomes United’s fifth permanent manager since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013. That includes David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
On top of that, United have seen Ryan Giggs and Michael Carrick work as caretaker managers, and in December, it was announced that Ralf Rangnick would be interim manager.
Denis Irwin gave his thoughts to Sky Sports following the official announcement. He says the new managerial appointment males it an exciting time for United.
🗣 “It’s time for change.”
Denis Irwin says the new managerial appointment of Erik ten Hag makes it an exciting time for Manchester United. pic.twitter.com/SfqLgODxH7
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 21, 2022
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Irwin demands that Ten Hag is given time to get things right at United — not just from the fans but the board too.
The fans have been patient down the years, during a difficult period for the club, but hopefully this is a better chapter in the club’s history.