Erik ten Hag will continue as the coach of Manchester United for the upcoming season, as reported by The Athletic late on Tuesday evening. The Dutch coach has been waiting since the FA Cup final victory, and he has finally received confirmation. The English record champion has even begun talks to extend the contract of the Dutchman.

Despite finishing in a disappointing eighth place in the Premier League last season, Ten Hag managed to add some shine to the season by winning the FA Cup with Manchester United. In the final, they defeated their rival and city neighbor, Manchester City, with a score of 2-1.

Prior to the FA Cup final, there was much speculation about Ten Hag’s future, with some even suggesting that he would be fired regardless of the final result at Old Trafford. In the past weeks, the club leadership has been evaluating Manchester United’s season, with fears of Ten Hag being sacked. Last week, Sir Jim Ratcliffe even met with coach Thomas Tuchel, but the German rejected Manchester United.

Sources say that on Tuesday, Ten Hag had discussions with Manchester United’s leadership, and both parties expressed their intention to continue working together. According to Sjoerd Mossou of Algemeen Dagblad, the Dutch coach has ‘clear demands for a longer stay at Old Trafford’.

In addition to these developments, it is rumored that Ten Hag is looking to strengthen the team with new signings in the upcoming transfer window. The coach is reportedly keen on adding depth to the squad to compete in both domestic and European competitions next season.

Furthermore, Ten Hag’s tactical approach and man-management skills have been praised by players and staff alike, with many highlighting his ability to get the best out of the team even in challenging situations. His focus on developing young talent and creating a cohesive playing style has been key to Manchester United’s recent success.

Overall, the decision to retain Erik ten Hag as the coach of Manchester United for the upcoming season has been met with positive reactions from fans and analysts alike. The Dutchman’s commitment to the club and his proven track record make him a valuable asset as the team looks to build on their recent achievements and compete for more silverware in the future.