Manchester United have appointed Ajax boss Erik ten Hag as their new manager, to replace interim Ralf Rangnick at the end of the season.
The 52-year-old has signed a three-year deal with the option of a further 12 months.
He told United’s website: “It is a great honour to be appointed manager of Manchester United and I am hugely excited by the challenge ahead.
“I know the history of this great club and the passion of the fans, and I am absolutely determined to develop a team capable of delivering the success they deserve.
“It will be difficult to leave Ajax after these incredible years, and I can assure our fans of my complete commitment and focus on bringing this season to a successful conclusion before I move to Manchester United.”
John Murtough, United’s football director, added: “During the past four years at Ajax, Erik has proved himself to be one of the most exciting and successful coaches in Europe, renowned for his team’s attractive, attacking football and commitment to youth.
“In our conversations with Erik leading up to this appointment, we were deeply impressed with his long-term vision for returning Manchester United to the level we want to be competing at, and his drive and determination to achieve that.
“We wish Erik the best of luck as he focuses on achieving a successful end to the season at Ajax and look forward to welcoming him to Manchester United this summer.”
“Manchester United’s interest in Erik ten Hag came as no surprise given his status as one of the most progressive coaches in Europe, and his long links to their managerial vacancy.
“The 52-year-old has had admirers at Old Trafford stretching back to 2020/19, when his Ajax side knocked out Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League, before then stunning Juventus and only being denied a place in the final after Lucas Moura’s last-minute goal for Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham.
“Ten Hag is a popular choice to take charge at Old Trafford and represents what is seen as a “fresh, exciting future”, although there is an acceptance risk is involved as it is a sizeable leap for him.
“The last highly-successful Ajax coach to move to England’s top flight – via Inter – was Frank de Boer, who lasted just 77 days at Crystal Palace.
“The expectations, global glare placed on United, and level of competition at the top end of the Premier League is like nothing he would have previously experienced.”
“Ten Hag worked in Bayern Munich when Pep Guardiola was there. We know the impact that had. He’s won a couple of titles and cups in Holland. His style of play is good. He’s got more experience than I think most people think at the age of 52.
Interim manager Ralf Rangnick, will take up a consultancy role at Old Trafford this summer , making way for Erik ten Hag.
Actress Sikiratu Sindodo debunks new child rumour
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Nollywood actress, Tayo Odueke, also known as Sikiratu Sindodo, has debunked rumours about her welcoming a child.
The actress took to her Instagram page to address the rumour because she has been getting congratulatory messages and of course families attacking her for keeping her good news from them.
Sikiratu said it’s not true and the account that posted it is a fake account. She said she was never pregnant recently so the news is utterly false.
According to her, a fake account with the name of another actress, Kemi Afolabi, had posted an edited picture of her (Sikiratu) with a baby.
. also congratulated the actress for her newborn.
She said, “Only on Facebook tori olohun. Even my family members are angry I didn’t tell them I gave birth …….without being pregnant ….I was even given an Arabian baby (omolomo)
“Disclaimer. After receiving numerous calls since 3days ago, I had no choice than to come out …I am in no way connected to this cute baby.”
Singer Sina Rambo and his wife welcome baby girl (photos)
Nigerian singer, Sina Adeleke popularly known as Sina Rambo, and his wife, Korth, have welcomed a baby girl.
The excited new dad shared the news on his Instagram page this morning.
“Baby Lola is here!!! Join me and welcome our sweet lil ?Adelola Yohanna Marlyn Esther Adeleke. She is sooooo beautiful ” he wrote
Sina and Korth got married in October 2021. Congrats to them!
APC’ll field right candidates in 2023 elections – Adamu
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THE National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Adamu, said on Sunday the party would field its best candidates in the 2023 general elections.
The former Nasarawa State governor stated this during the screening of the APC governorship and National Assembly aspirants in Abuja.
Adamu, who was represented at the forum by the party’s Deputy National Chairman (North), Abubakar Kyari, urged the aspirants to comply with the party’s rules on the elections.
He stressed that APC was fortunate to still be in control of 22 states in the country.
The chairman said: “Let me say categorically that we have been very fortunate as a party that we have produced the best. Today we control 22 states in Nigeria and we are just three senators shy of the two-thirds majority needed in the Senate. Also, we have almost two-thirds of the House of Representatives membership.
“We recently had one senator who decamped into the APC from Sokoto and we are expecting another one from Oyo to officially cross the aisle to the APC.
“APC remains a strong and formidable party that is committed to producing the right candidates for the 2023 elections.”