Who is Erik ten Hag? Everything you need to know about the new Manchester United manager

Erik ten Hag
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"Who is Erik ten Hag?" FourFourTwo asks ourselves every six weeks or so, vaguely aware of the name whenever a Premier League manager is sacked. And no – he isn't the successor to Erik nine Hag, before you make the joke.

Newly-appointed Manchester United boss Ten Hag has risen to become one of the most respected managers in the world over the last few years. He's best remembered for that 2019 Champions League run with Ajax, beating Juventus and Real Madrid en route to a European semi-final - and he would've maybe gotten to Madrid, were it not for that meddling Lucas Moura.

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Mark White
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Mark White is the Digital Content Editor at FourFourTwo. During his time on the brand, Mark has written three cover features on Mikel Arteta, Martin Odegaard and the Invincibles, and has written pieces on subjects ranging from Sir Bobby Robson’s time at Barcelona to the career of Robinho. An encyclopedia of football trivia and collector of shirts, he first joined the team back in 2020 as a staff writer.