Man Utd’s new boss has claimed another Eredivisie title alongside Ajax on Wednesday. His new employers have also sent him a congratulatory note ahead of his Old Trafford appointment
Manchester United sent Erik ten Hag a message of congratulations after he won yet another Eredivisie title with Ajax Wednesday night.
With a dominating 5-0 victory over Heerenveen, the Amsterdam giants claimed the title in the penultimate match.
With closest challengers PSV Eindhoven having squeezed past NEC Breda earlier in the day, Ten Hag’s men needed just three points from the final two matches of the campaign to secure their 36th title – and the third of Ten Hag’s tenure in all. That is exactly what happened at the Johan Cruyff ArenA, with the Dutchman’s new employers sending a congratulatory message to their incoming manager.
A statement was published on United’s official websiteThey wrote: “Ten Hag has a reputation as an attack-minded manager and that has certainly been evident with his side this term. Ajax have an impressive goal difference of 79, having scored 96 goals in the league so far.
“Perhaps even more impressive is the defensive resilience of Ten Hag’s team. In 33 matches, Ajax have conceded a mere 17 goals, 15 fewer than the next nearest team (Feyenoord).
Off the back of the Dutchman’s latest success, we look forward to welcoming Ten Hag to Old Trafford next season. Congratulations, Erik!”
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All in all, victory was not beyond Ajax. After Nicolas Tagliafico (Argentine) gave them the lead after 20 minutes, it looked like victory. Steven Berghuis then doubled the lead before reported Red Devils’ transfer target Sebastian Haller converted from the penalty spot.
Edson Alvarez, Brian Brobbey, and Edson Brobbey concluded proceedings with late goals as Ajax won yet another title. It is also an extremely satisfying end to ten Hag’s tenure with the club ahead of his move to Old Trafford.
The final match of his tenure as Ajax manager will be against Vitesse Arnhem on Sunday. Ajax supporters are expected to offer an emotional farewell following a successful four-and a half years. During his time with the club ten Hag has won three Eredivisie crowns along with two Dutch Cups and a Johan Cruyff Shield. He also had impressive runs in Champions League.
He is now set to move to Old Trafford as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ’s permanent successor – the Norwegian having been sacked way back in November with Ralf Rangnick taking interim charge. This season, United finished outside the Champions League places due to a lackluster season.
If West Ham United wins their game, a seventh-place finish is possible. The Red Devils will finish their campaign with a visit to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.