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Ajax announces their new coach to replace Erik Ten Hag

Ajax, Six Sports

Ajax have turned to a known face to replace their present coach Erik Ten Hag.

Ajax appointed present Club Brugge boss Alfred Schreuder. Ten Hag is set to take over Manchester United from July.

Schreuder’s managerial CV includes a short stint with the senior team of FC Twente apart from managing Club Brugge.

The 49-year-old has signed a contract with the Dutch powerhouse for two years till 2024. Moreover, this option could be further extended by one year.

Schreuder was previously the assistant coach of Ajax until 2019 from 2018. In that period, he helped Ajax reach the semi-finals of Champions League, win the league and the cup twice.

Ten Hag was in charge of his final match at Amsterdam and it was a memorable one for him. His side thrashed Heerenveen 5-0 to clinch the third title in Ten Hag’s stint as their head coach.

Schreuder on becoming the coach of Ajax said: “Becoming head coach at Ajax is an honor and a great opportunity, that I will grab with both hands. I’m also excited to return here because I enjoyed the one and a half years I’ve worked at Ajax very much.”

I wish to win prizes here in Amsterdam, with a team that plays attractive football. With a good balance between experienced top players and very big talents. But first I want to end the season with Club Brugge successfully.”

Ajax chief executive added,” We have a lot of faith that he will give a good continuation to the path we have chosen at Ajax these last years. In both the Eredivisie and the UEFA Champions League.”

What Erik Ten Hag had to say about being appointed the manager of Manchester United?

Ten Hag said,” It felt like a difficult but great challenge. That is the most beautiful thing there is. There is something to build at United and something to gain.”

“Old Trafford is nicknamed the Theatre of Dreams for a reason. It is a club with name, fame and allure in international football.”

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