Erik ten Hag guided Ajax to a third Eredivisie title (Picture: Getty)
Manchester United have congratulated their incoming manager Erik ten Hag after he guided Ajax to a third Eredivisie title.
Ajax clinched the Dutch title with one game to spare after thumping Heerenveen 5-0 at the Johan Cruyff Arena.
The victory sent Ajax four points clear of title rivals PSV Eindhoven before Sunday’s final round of games.
It was a the perfect farewell for Ten Hag, who was unveiled as Manchester United’s next manager in April.
A statement on the United website said: ‘Our future manager Erik ten Hag won his third Eredivisie title with Ajax on Wednesday evening.
‘Ten Hag has a reputation as an attack-minded manager and that has certainly been evident with his side this term. Ajax have an impressive goal difference of 79, having scored 96 goals in the league so far.
‘Perhaps even more impressive is the defensive resilience of Ten Hag’s team. In 33 matches, Ajax have conceded a mere 17 goals, 15 fewer than the next nearest team.
‘Off the back of the Dutchman’s latest success, we look forward to welcoming Ten Hag to Old Trafford next season. Congratulations, Erik!’
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