Tuesday 11 May 2021

Erik ten Hag to stay at Ajax, extends contract to 2023

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Coach Erik ten Hag has extended his contract at Amsterdam football club Ajax by a year to the summer of 2023.

Ten Hag, 51, has been at the helm at Ajax since January 2018 but Tottenham Hotspur were believed to have their eye on him to succeed sacked coach José Mourinho.

‘I know what I have got here and I know the people I am working with,’ Ten Hag told the Ajax website. ‘And I know that we can take the next steps and I am happy here.’

Ajax has enjoyed considerable success under his leadership, reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League and winning both the league and KNVB Cup in 2019. Ajax are set to make it a double again this year.

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