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Erik Ten Hag To Earn Record-Breaking Manchester United Salary After Penning Three-Year Deal

Josh Lawless

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Erik Ten Hag To Earn Record-Breaking Manchester United Salary After Penning Three-Year Deal

Erik ten Hag is in line to earn a record-breaking salary and become the highest-paid Dutch manager in Premier League history.

Ten Hag was officially confirmed as Manchester United's new manager on Thursday, signing an initial three-year contract to take over from interim boss Ralf Rangnick.

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The 52-year-old's wage has yet to be disclosed but De Telegraaf say Ten Hag will be paid more than former United boss Louis van Gaal.

Van Gaal managed United for two seasons, winning the FA Cup in 2016 before being sacked a day later. He reportedly earned £3.3 million per year during his tenure, meaning Ten Hag's pay packet will exceed that.

Ten Hag will be the ninth Dutch manager to manage in the Premier League and and will earn considerably more than compatriots Ronald Koeman, Guus Hiddink, Dick Advocaat and Martin Jol to name just a few.

Image: PA
Image: PA

The Ajax boss was United's number one managerial target and John Murtough, the club's football director, said the club were impressed with the 52-year-old's "long-term vision for returning Manchester United to the level we want to be competing at".

Ten Hag is set to have around £200 million to facilitate a mass squad overhaul this summer, where as many as 12 players could be departing Old Trafford.

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Image: PA

Bruno Fernandes, Raphael Varane, Marcus Rashford, Scott McTominay and Jadon Sancho are seen as key members, with youngsters Hannibal Mejbri, Alejandro Garnacho and James Garner highly-rated.

"It is a great honour to be appointed manager of Manchester United and I am hugely excited by the challenge ahead," Ten Hag told United's official website.

"I know the history of this great club and the passion of the fans, and I am absolutely determined to develop a team capable of delivering the success they deserve. It will be difficult to leave Ajax after these incredible years, and I can assure our fans of my complete commitment and focus on bringing this season to a successful conclusion before I move to Manchester United."

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Topics: Erik Ten Hag, Ajax, Manchester United

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