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Who is Erik ten Hag?
Erik ten Hag is a professional prominent Dutch football coach and former player who is currently the manager of Premiere League club Manchester United. As a player, he played in the Dutch league for 13 years as a center-back, making appearances for Twente (three spells), De Graafschap, RKC Waalwijk, and Utrecht. With De Graafschap, he won the 1990-91 Eerste Divisie and the 2000-01 KNVB Cup with Twente.
In 2012, he was appointed as manager of Go Ahead Eagles in the Eerste Divisie. From June 2013 until 2015, he went on to coach Bayern Munich II; during his time as manager, he led his, team, to the Regionalliga Bayern. In the summer of 2015, he became the sporting director and head coach of Utrecht. Next, he was appointed as Ajax manager in December 2017. In 2019, he led Ajax to the semi-finals of the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League for the first time since 1997.
With Ajax, he won his first managerial trophy with the 2018-19 KNVB Cup, followed by the Eredivisie title which brought a double for the club. He went on to guide Ajax in 2021, to their record-extending 20th KNVB Cup. In January 2022, he became the fastest manager in league history to reach 100 wins with Ajax achieving the feat in 128 matches before transferring to Manchester United in May that year.
How Old Is Erik ten Hag?
He is 52 years old as of August 2022, having been born on February 2, 1970, in Haaksbergen, Netherlands. Erik shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Shakira, Tyler Brown, Chad Franke, Soni Nicole Bringas, Fabio Guerra, and many more.
Erik ten Hag Family
Who are Erik ten Hag’s Parents?
He was born to Hennie ten Hag (Father) and his mother whose names is unknown.
Does Erik ten Hag have Siblings?
He has two siblings, an elder brother by the name Michel ten Hag and a younger brother by the name Rico ten Hag.
Erik ten Hag Education
Information regarding where he received his high school/college education is not mentioned on the internet.
Erik ten Hag Marital Status
He is married to the love of his life Bianca ten Hag.
Erik ten Hag Kids
He and his wife Bianca have three kids, two daughters, and a son. However, his kids’ names are not mentioned on the internet.
Erik Ten Hag Career
A Playing Career
Before assuming the coaching position, he played primarily as a center-back for Twente, De Graafschap, RKC Waalwijk, and Utrecht. With Twente, he had three stints with whom he won the KNVB Cup in the 2000-01 season. Moreover, he won the Eerste Divisie with De Graafschnap in the 1990-91 season, ten years before winning the cup with Twente. At the age of 32, he retired from active playing in 2002 while playing for Twente, after the end of the 2000-01 Eredivisie season.
A Managerial Career
An Early Career
Erik was appointed as manager of Go Ahead Eagles in 2012, in the Eerste Divisie by Marc Overmars. During his only season at Go Ahead Eagles, he led the team to its first promotion in 17 years. From June 6, 2013, until 2015, he coached Bayern Munich II when he was replaced by Heiko Vogel. Also, in his time as manager, he led his team to the Regionalliga Bayern. There, he led the club to fifth place during his first season. In the 2016-2017 season, he improved FC Utrecht’s final position to fourth thus booking a place in the UEFA Europa League qualifiers.
A Career in Ajax
Erik was appointed as the head coach of Ajax on December 21, 2017, after the club dismissed Marcel Keizer. For the first time since 1997, he led Ajax to the semi-finals of the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League in 2019. Where they won against defending champions Real Madrid 4-1 in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium at the round of 16 stages. And also beating Juventus away 2-1 having drawn the first leg 1-1 at home in the quarterfinals. In the first leg of the semi-final, he led Ajax to take a 1-0 lead against Tottenham Hotspur in the recently completed Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
However, in the second leg, a second-half hat-trick by Lucas Moura for Tottenham Hotspur with the last goal being scored in the 96th minute to make it 3-2 (3-3) on aggregate to win on away goals thus ending Ajax’s hopes of playing in the final. On May 5, 2019, he won his first managerial trophy with Ajax, the 2018-19 KNVB Cup beating Willem II in the final. 10 days after winning the cup, Ajax went on to win the Eredivisie. As well after a 1-4 away victory over De Graafschap and brought the double back to the club.
Erik went on to guide Ajax to their record-extending the 20th KNVB Cup on April 18, 2021, with a 2-1 win over Vitesse in the final. Two weeks later, he extended his contract with Ajax through the end of the 2022-23 season. Furthermore, he became the fastest manager in league history to reach 100 wins with Ajax on January 16, 2022, achieving the feat in 128 matches when his side beat Utrecht 3-0 away on match day 19.
A Career at Manchester United
On April 21, 2022, he was appointed as manager of Manchester United starting from the end of the 2021-22 season until June 2025 with the option of extending for a further year. Later, Mitchell van der Gaag and Steve McClaren were revealed to be joining Ten Hag as part of his coaching staff. It was confirmed on May 16, 2022, that Erik had left Ajax’s role early in order to begin his preparations as Manchester United manager for the 2022-23 season.
Erik ten Hag Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 0inches (1.82m) and a weight of 72kg (158lbs).
Erik ten Hag’s Salary and Net Worth
He has an annual salary of £9 million and an estimated net worth of $8 million.