What is Erik ten Hag’s first game as Man United manager? Key dates in the Red Devils calendar


Manchester United have confirmed that Erik ten Hag will be their new permanent manager from the end of this season.

Ten Hag, who is currently in charge of Ajax, has signed a contract with United until June 2025 with the option of extending it for another year. The agreement is subject to work visa requirements.

Here’s a look at Ten Hag’s first game as Manchester United manager and key dates on the club’s calendar.

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When is Ten Hag’s last game at Ajax?

Ten Hag has been in charge of Ajax since December 2017. With the club’s participation in cup competitions over for the season, his final game as head coach is set to take place on May 15 at Vitesse in the Eredivisie. His last home match will be against Heerenveen on May 11.

When is Ten Hag’s first game as Man United manager?

Ten Hag is expected to be in the dugout for United in pre-season and, curiously, his first game in charge will be against Liverpool in ‘The Match’ Centenary Cup. United will face their rivals at the Rajamangala Stadium in Thailand, with the game due to take place on Tuesday, July 12.

After that match, United travel to Australia for games against Melbourne Victory (July 15) and Crystal Palace (July 19).

Transfer window dates

United have a lot of work to do in the transfer market, and the next window for Premier League clubs opens on June 10. It will close at 11:00 p.m. BST on September 1.

What is Man United’s first game of 2022/23?

Next season’s Premier League kicks off on August 6, with the fixture list yet to be released.

When do the Champions League and Europa League start in 2022/23?

Next season’s Champions League group stage is set to start on September 6.

The Europa League will start on September 8, with the Europa Conference League starting on the same date. The preliminary rounds of the three tournaments take place in July and August.

It’s unclear which competition, if any, United will take part in next season. They are sixth in the Premier League after 33 games, three points clear of the four Champions League places.

Finishing fifth or sixth will likely see them enter the Europa League.

When is the 2022 World Cup?

The 2022 World Cup will take place in Qatar from November 21 to December 18.

Therefore, the domestic season in England will have to be halted, as it will be in other European leagues. The last set of games before the break will be played from November 12-13, with the season due to resume on Boxing Day after the World Cup final on December 18.

When is the last game of the 2022/23 Premier League season?

The final round of matches of the 2022/23 Premier League season will take place on May 28, 2023.

When will the EFL Cup, FA Cup and Champions League finals take place in 2022/23?

Ten Hag hopes he can lead United to at least one trophy in his first season at the club.

The FA Cup final could be played on June 3, although that remains to be confirmed, while the EFL Cup final will take place on February 26.

The Champions League final will take place at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul on June 10.

Meanwhile, the Europa League final will be played at the Puskas Arena in Budapest on May 31.

The Europa Conference League final will take place on June 7, with the venue yet to be determined.

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