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Man Utd chief John Murtough lists three reasons why Erik ten Hag was hired as manager

Manchester United chief John Murtough has opened up on the club’s decision to hire Erik ten Hag as their new manager. The Dutchman has left Ajax in order to work at Old Trafford. And he’ll now be hopeful of reeling in the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool. 

Manchester United considered naming Mauricio Pochettino, Luis Enrique and Julen Lopetegui as their new manager.

But it was announced last month that Ten Hag had secured the role, with the 52-year-old since being unveiled on Monday where he met fans and staff at Old Trafford.

And Murtough, speaking at a fans forum, has now revealed the club have turned to the former Ajax boss because of his ‘passion, energy and enthusiasm.’

He said: “He showed passion, energy and enthusiasm for the challenge.

“(There is a) long-term vision to build a successful, exciting team.”

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