'Every success in Manchester' - Club issue statement confirming Manchester United move

Rene Hake has officially left his role as Go Ahead Eagles managerRene Hake has officially left his role as Go Ahead Eagles manager
Rene Hake has officially left his role as Go Ahead Eagles manager | Go Ahead Eagles
Man Utd are set to officially announce the arrival of Rene Hake as their new assistant this week.

Go Ahead Eagles have released a statement to confirm manager René Hake has officially left the club to join Manchester United.

United have been looking to overhaul their coaching staff this summer so that manager Erik ten Hag is supported by a more experienced backroom set-up, with club great Ruud van Nistelrooy and Hake joining as assistants. Ten Rouwelaar has left Ajax to become their new goalkeeping coach following a two-year spell with Burnley.

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The 52-year-old has been present at the club’s Carrington training complex since the start of the week, but has been unable to take part in training sessions until his work visa was granted.

However, it looks like that obstacle might finally have been removed after Go Ahead Eagles released a statement on Thursday morning to officially confirm his departure:

“After two seasons, the collaboration between René Hake and Go Ahead Eagles comes to an end. Hake has been active as head coach at Go Ahead Eagles since 2022 and qualified for the preliminary rounds of the Conference League last season.

“In his first season, Hake and his team finished in eleventh place in the Eredivisie. Hake then earned forty points with his team and just missed out on qualifying for the play-offs for European football. A season later, the coach did manage to do so: last season, Go Ahead Eagles finished ninth in the Eredivisie. In the play-offs, it was then too strong for NEC and FC Utrecht, which meant that Hake and his men qualified for European football. Under Hake, Go Ahead Eagles also finished in the left row of the Eredivisie for the first time since 1979.

“Go Ahead Eagles would like to thank René Hake for the past two seasons and wishes him every success in Manchester.”

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