Ajax CEO Edwin van der Sar breaks silence on Erik ten Hag joining Manchester United

Erik ten Hag is our new manager!

It was officially announced this morning that Erik ten Hag will join Manchester United at the end of the season. He will remain in charge at Ajax for the rest of the campaign as he aims to win a third Eredivisie title with the Dutch giants.

Ajax CEO and former Manchester United goalkeeper has reacted to seeing Ten Hag’s appointment.

He said via Ajax’s official website: “Four and a half years is a good amount of time, but we would have liked to have kept Erik at Ajax for longer.

“He is going to make the step to one of the biggest clubs in the world, in a fantastic league. We owe Erik a lot of thanks for what he has achieved with Ajax so far, but we are not done yet. At the end of the season, I will look back more extensively on his departure.”

Ten Hag is expected to be heavily involved in transfers this summer as he looks to rebuild the squad at Old Trafford.

He might be in touch with Van der Sar over a few players he wants to take with him from Amsterdam.

One player who will be over the moon with the news is Donny van de Beek, who is currently on loan at Everton, after failing to impress in a United shirt under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick.

According to the Mirror, Ten Hag sees a ‘key role’ for Van de Beek in his future side.

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