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Newcastle United willing to offer Erik ten Hag £11m-a-year deal

Erik Ten Hag, Six Sports

Newcastle United have allegedly prepared an £11 million-a-year contract offer to Ajax manager Erik ten Hag to relocate to St. James’ Park.

Following Steve Bruce’s resignation earlier this month. The Saudi Public Investment Fund has been looking for a new CEO to take the head of the Magpies. With the Dutchman being regarded as the ideal choice for the new hierarchy.

According to the Daily Mail, they have prepared a hefty offer to entice Ten Hag. Perhaps making him the third-highest paid manager in the Premier League after Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp.

During the offseason, he passed down the chance to replace Jose Mourinho at Tottenham Hotspur.

Given their league standing, leaving Ajax for Newcastle would be a gamble. Ten Hag has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United if he is fired.

Former Roma manager Paulo Fonseca, who met with club officials last week. While he is also a candidate for the Newcastle position, as are Roberto Martinez, Frank Lampard, and Lucien Favre. Caretaker manager Graeme Jones is scheduled to lead the team against Chelsea this weekend.

Who is Erik Ten Hag?

Marc Overmars, the club’s proprietor, hired Ten Hag as manager of Go Ahead Eagles in the Eerste Divisie in 2012.

While he was the head coach of Bayern Munich II from 6 June 2013 until 2015. When he was succeeded by Heiko Vogel. His final match as head coach of Bayern Munich II was a 1–0 loss against Nürnberg II on 22 May 2015.

Ten Hag then took over as Sporting Director and Head Coach of Utrecht in the summer of 2015. Leading the team to fifth place in his first season. During the 2016–17 season, he helped Utrecht finish fourth, earning a spot in the Europa League qualifiers.

He was named Ajax’s new head coach on December 21, 2017, after the club fired Marcel Keizer. In 2019, he led Ajax to the semi-finals of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League for the first time since 1997. Defeating reigning champions Real Madrid 4–1 in the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in the Round of 16. And also defeating Juventus away 1–2 in the quarterfinals after drawing the first leg 1–1 at home. In the first leg of the semifinal.

While he guided his club to a 1–0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at the newly constructed Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. It must be stated that Ajax lost the game against Tottenham. While this came after the famous Lucas Moura Hatrick in the semi Finals. Erik Ten Hag has been one of the best coaches in the world with a minimum amount of wealth in his hands.

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