Ajax hand Erik ten Hag new deal until 2022 as the mastermind behind their Champions League run is ruled out of Chelsea and Barcelona job
- Ajax announced Erik ten Hag signed a new three-year contract on Thursday
- They were quick to tie him down, having been linked with Chelsea and Barcelona
- Ten Hag led Ajax to Eredivisie title and Champions League semi-finals last term
Erik ten Hag has penned a new three-year contract as manager with Ajax following a fine season both domestically and in Europe.
Ten Hag has done a brilliant job at the Dutch giants since taking over in December 2017, which culminated with Ajax winning the Eredivisie title and KNVB Cup last season, as well as reaching the Champions League semi-finals.
And Ajax have been quick to tie their influential manager – who was previously linked with Chelsea and Barcelona – down until June 2022 as they look to go from strength-to-strength.
Manager Erik ten Hag signed a new deal with Eredivisie giants Ajax on Thursday afternoon
Ten Hag will be desperate to build on his success with Ajax following a fine last campaign
They announced the exciting news on Thursday afternoon, posting a video of Ten Hag signing his new contract before he issued a rallying cry: ‘On to more success together’.
The news will delight the club, who have already seen Frankie de Jong leave, with Matthijs de Ligt and other huge talents set to depart this summer.
Ten Hag will look to rebuild his talented squad this summer as they prepare for life without some of their biggest stars.
Ten Hag, who was linked with Chelsea and Barcelona, has penned new terms until June 2022
But he will be confident of doing just that thanks to the club’s unrivalled academy system.
Under Ten Hag’s leadership last season, Ajax emerged as one of Europe’s biggest success stories.
They beat European powerhouses Real Madrid and Juventus with real maturity and class beyond their age to reach the Champions League semi-finals.
The 49-year-old guided Ajax to the Eredivisie title and Champions League semi-finals last term
Ten Hag poses with the KNVB Cup following the club’s triumph in May against Willem II