According to ESPN, Manchester United have already agreed a deal for Ajax assistant Mitchell van der Gaag to follow Erik ten Hag to Manchester United this summer.
The Red Devils have almost completed the deal for former Manchester United assistant manager Steve McClaren to return to the club as part of Ten Hag’s coaching staff.
McClaren worked as assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford between 1999 and 2001 before taking the manager’s job at Middlesbrough. He also managed England between 2006 and 2007.
Ten Hag worked as McClaren’s assistant when McClaren was in charge of Twente and Ten Hag is keen for someone with links to United to join him at the club when he takes the reins this summer.
ESPN also revealed McClaren was present at a meeting between Ten Hag and United officials in Amsterdam on Thursday. United football director John Murtough was also part of the talks which focused on recruitment ahead of the summer transfer window.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo has finally sent a message to new Manchester United boss Ten Hag.
“What I know about him is he did a fantastic job for Ajax, that he’s an experienced coach,” Ronaldo told Manchester United’s official website. “But we need to give him time.
“Things need to change the way he wants.
“I hope we have success, of course, because, if you have success, all of Manchester is going to have success as well. I wish him the best.
“We are happy and excited, not only as players, but the supporters as well.
“I wish him the best and let’s believe that, next year, we are going to win trophies.”