INCOMING Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has been spotted leaving the club’s London office ahead of taking charge.
He arrived in London on a private jet on Wednesday alongside assistant Mitchell van der Gaag.
Erik ten Hag was pictured leaving Man Utd’s London officesCredit: Shutterstock
He was accompanied by his agent Kees Vos during the capital visitCredit: Shutterstock
The duo had previously been working for the Red Devils remotely, so as not to distract from Ralf Rangnick’s preparations for United’s final game of the season against Crystal Palace.
But the soon-to-be manager did visit United’s southern office in the West End to meet up with his new bosses.
A photo showed Ten Hag, dressed in a light suit with a blue shirt, in the back seat of a motor departing the premises alongside his agent Kees Vos.
Now he could be set to attend United’s final game of the season.
They travel to Selhurst Park in South London on Sunday.
Ten Hag was “smuggled” into a waiting car upon his arrival and then driven straight to the club’s office “for discussions with key staff”.
He is set to spend the next few days in further meetings with different parts of the United hierarchy before watching his new side in action.
Ten Hag is not believed to be due to meet United’s squad prior to the Palace clash.
But he is likely to introduce himself personally to them afterwards before the team depart for the summer.
He has already revealed that several players have already welcomed him to the club via Whatsapp.
Ten Hag and Van der Gaag are likely to be joined in the Old Trafford dugout next season by Sir Alex Ferguson’s former assistant Steve McClaren.
The pair held a planning meeting last week ahead of their United switch, with the ex-England boss in attendance.
Ten Hag, 52, has a prior relationship with the 61-year-old, having been his assistant at FC Twente in the 2008-2009 season.
United’s new boss will be eager for Rangnick to deliver an important victory on Sunday.
The Red Devils need three points against Palace to guarantee sixth place and a spot in the Europa League.
If United fall to seventh, they will participate in the Europa Conference League under Ten Hag next season.
Erik ten Hag is set to attend the clash with Crystal Palace on SundayCredit: PA