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Explained: What makes manager Erik ten Hag so attractive and what can Manchester United expect from him?
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Explained: What makes manager Erik ten Hag so attractive and what can Manchester United expect from him?

Erik ten Hag comes with a strong CV of playing the kind of football that Manchester United watch their biggest rivals play today.

Erik Ten Hag accepts his toughest challenge as Manchester United manager
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Erik Ten Hag accepts his toughest challenge as Manchester United manager

Ten Hag, 52, will leave Ajax at the end of the season having restored their pride at the top table of European football in the Champions League and dominated domestically in his four years in charge.

Ajax boss Erik ten Hag closes in on Manchester United job: Reports
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Ajax boss Erik ten Hag closes in on Manchester United job: Reports

The Mail says United held talks with Ajax - whose chief executive is former United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar -- at the end of last week about the conditions under which Ten Hag can leave.

Manchester United hold talks with Ajax coach Erik ten Hag over manager's job
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Manchester United hold talks with Ajax coach Erik ten Hag over manager's job

Sky Sports said the talks with Ten Hag had been "positive", reporting that club chiefs were believed to be impressed by his vision. But it is understood to be too early to talk about favourites for the job.

Champions League: Benfica stun Ajax with Darwin Nunez goal to make tournament last eight
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Champions League: Benfica stun Ajax with Darwin Nunez goal to make tournament last eight

Having sent Barcelona packing in the group stage, Benfica will now appear in the last eight for the first time since 2016.

Champions League: Prolific Sebastian Haller scores at both ends as Ajax draw with Benfica
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Champions League: Prolific Sebastian Haller scores at both ends as Ajax draw with Benfica

It was not enough for Erik ten Hag's side to win the game, as Ukraine international Roman Yaremchuk came off the bench in the second half to earn Benfica a deserved draw.

Champions League: Ajax star Sebastian Haller out to extend European scoring streak
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Champions League: Ajax star Sebastian Haller out to extend European scoring streak

Ajax take on Benfica at the Estadio da Luz as they return to Lisbon, where Haller scored four times on his Champions League debut

Ajax agree 7.85 million euros compensation for Abdelhak Nouri
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Ajax agree 7.85 million euros compensation for Abdelhak Nouri

Ex-Netherlands youth team midfielder Nouri, now 24, collapsed during a pre-season fixture with Werder Bremen in July 2017.

Marc Overmars quits Ajax over 'inappropriate' messages to female colleagues
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Marc Overmars quits Ajax over 'inappropriate' messages to female colleagues

Overmars had been in his post at Ajax since the summer of 2012 and recently penned a contract extension until 2026.

Champions League: Atletico Madrid qualify as Liverpool complete perfect group stage
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Champions League: Atletico Madrid qualify as Liverpool complete perfect group stage

Diego Simeone's Atletico needed to beat Porto in Portugal to advance to the knockout phase and they duly triumphed 3-1 in a game which featured three red cards.

Champions League: Liverpool and Ajax reach last 16, Lionel Messi-less PSG denied at death
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Champions League: Liverpool and Ajax reach last 16, Lionel Messi-less PSG denied at death

Real Madrid are two points clear of Inter Milan at the top of Group D after Karim Benzema netted twice in a 2-1 win over Shakhtar Donetsk.

Champions League: Liverpool face Atletico Madrid, Messi-less PSG take on Leipzig
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Champions League: Liverpool face Atletico Madrid, Messi-less PSG take on Leipzig

Liverpool midfielders Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara are back in contention for the Champions League visit of Atlético Madrid after recovering from injuries.

Champions League: Liverpool survive Atletico Madrid comeback; Lionel Messi fires PSG
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Champions League: Liverpool survive Atletico Madrid comeback; Lionel Messi fires PSG

The Reds are top of Group B with three wins out of three while Atletico are equal on four points with Porto, who beat AC Milan 1-0 in Portugal.

Champions League: Neymar out for Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico-Liverpool meet again
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Champions League: Neymar out for Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico-Liverpool meet again

Liverpool head to Atletico Madrid seeking a third straight win in the group and likely to welcome back Brazil internationals Alisson Becker and Fabinho after their late returns from national team duty.

Europa League: Manchester United aim to end four-year wait for trophy against first-time finalists Villarreal
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Europa League: Manchester United aim to end four-year wait for trophy against first-time finalists Villarreal

United's last trophy came in the 2016-17 Europa League under Jose Mourinho, when they beat Ajax 2-0 in Stockholm to become just the fifth club to win all three major UEFA competitions.

Dutch champions Ajax to melt down Eredivisie trophy and share with fans
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Dutch champions Ajax to melt down Eredivisie trophy and share with fans

Ajax will issue some 42,000 "champion stars" to their season ticket holders to celebrate winning the title for a 35th time.

European football weekend: Inter Milan's coronation, Lille obstacle and German Cup
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European football weekend: Inter Milan's coronation, Lille obstacle and German Cup

Inter Milan could secure a first Serie A crown since Jose Mourinho led the club to the treble in 2010 if they win and Atalanta drop points at Sassuolo on Sunday.

European football weekend: Lille, wounded Bayern Munich and Cup do-over in Spain
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European football weekend: Lille, wounded Bayern Munich and Cup do-over in Spain

The absence of Robert Lewandowski has left Bayern with a huge hole in attack, compounded by the unavailability of Serge Gnabry, who is isolating after contracting Covid-19.

Ajax's Daley Blind to miss rest of Eredivisie season due to ankle injury, but hopes to be fit for Euro 2021
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Ajax's Daley Blind to miss rest of Eredivisie season due to ankle injury, but hopes to be fit for Euro 2021

Blind was hurt during the second half of his country’s 7-0 win over Gibraltar in a World Cup qualifying match on Tuesday.

Europa League: Manchester United drawn against Granada in quarter-finals; Arsenal face Slavia Prague
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Europa League: Manchester United drawn against Granada in quarter-finals; Arsenal face Slavia Prague

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's United, who beat AC Milan in the last 16, are due to play away in the first leg on 8 April but it remains to be seen where that match will take place.