The Dutchman will take charge at Old Trafford after completing the current campaign with Ajax

Manchester United have confirmed Erik ten Hag will become their manager following the conclusion of the 2021-22 season.

The Ajax boss will leave his current position and become United’s fifth permanent manager since Sir Alex Ferugson left the club in 2013.

The Dutchman will replace Ralf Rangnick, who has been interim manager since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked in November.

United have confirmed that Ten Hag has signed a three-year contract, with a 12-month extension option beyond that point, and will join the club following the conclusion of the Dutch league season.

He impressed Old Trafford chiefs during an official interview in March, and Joel Glazer and CEO Richard Arnold made him the preferred candidate earlier this month.

It is understood United will pay Ajax a compensation fee of £1.6 million. The Dutchman is hoping to go out on a high and win the Eredivisie for the third time – his side currently sit four points clear of second place PSV with five games left to play.

It is understood he will also look to bring his own backroom staff with him and will have an instant input on transfers.

United are expecting to take in a busy summer window as they look to rebuild the squad again with a number of high-profile players out of contract.

GOAL sources say Ten Hag will be shown a shortlist of players for each position before a decision is made on who to make moves for. He will also be able to present his own ideas.

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