Man Utd appointment of Erik ten Hag confirmed by Ajax technical director… but Dutch side still trying to keep boss

Erik ten Hag's appointment has been seemingly confirmed by Ajax's technical director.

Gerry Hamstra was asked why the club didn't try to keep hold of their boss.

Hamstra, who recently replaced Marc Overmars at the Eredivisie giants, also made it known that Ajax are trying to convince him to stay.

He said: “I can be very clear about this, we did. We did everything to. We are trying everything to keep him.”

When he was pressed about if ten Hag was offered a new contract, Hamstra replied: "Yes. We tried everything. When? Recently."

Last week, it was reported that ten Hag had verbally agreed a four-year contract with the Red Devils.

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He is said to have impressed Old Trafford chiefs with his vision for the club.

And it seems that the move has almost been completed, according to a fresh report.

The Athletic’s David Ornstein has claimed that United have reached a “verbal agreement in principle” with Ten Hag to become manager.

All that remains is for the Red Devils need to negotiate a compensation package with Ajax.

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Ten Hag, 52, has recently been questioned about his future – even though Ajax have banned English journalists speaking to the manager.

And it appears he has grown fed up of it too – warning press to stop focusing on off-pitch matters.

Ten Hag told ESPN: "We are busy with training and with the matches.

“That way you keep the focus on it. I want to talk about the game and not about other things and whether or not I've had conversations. I won't comment on rumours.

"Questions about the game or I am going inside.”

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