Erik ten Hag, born 2 february 1970, is a Dutch professional football manager who is currently a coach at the premier league club side, Manchester United
As a player, Ten Hag played as a centre-back in the Dutch league for 13 years, making appearances for Twente in a span of three spells, De Graafschap, RKC Waalwijk and Utrecht. He won the 1990–91 Eerste Divisie with De Graafschap and the 2000–01 KNVB Cup with Twente.
He retired from active playing in 2002 at the age of 32 while playing for Twente, after the end of the 2001–02 Eredivisie season.
Ten Hag was appointed as manager of Go Ahead Eagles in the Eerste Divisie 2012. He went on to coach Bayern Munich II from June 2013 until 2015; during his time as manager Ten Hag led his team to the Regionalliga Bayern. Ten Hag then became the sporting director and head coach of Utrecht in the summer of 2015.
He was appointed as the head coach of Ajax 21 December 2017 after the club dismissed Marcel Keizer. In 2019, he led his Ajax team to the semi-finals of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League for the first time since 1997. He won his first managerial trophy with Ajax on 5 May 2019, the 2018–19 KNVB Cup, beating Willem II in the final.
Ten Hag became the fastest manager in league history to reach 100 wins with Ajax, achieving the feat in 128 matches, on 16 January 2022 when his side beat Utrecht 3–0 away on match day 19. Ten Hag was appointed as manager of Manchester United on 21 April 2022 starting from end of the 2021–22 season until June 2025, with the option of extending for a further year.