Erik ten Hag will attend Manchester United’s game at Crystal Palace on Sunday before officially starting his job as manager the next day.
The Dutchman has been holding meetings and conversations with club staff this week but will not be involved in preparation or selection for the the final Premier League match, which will be overseen by Ralf Rangnick.
Ten Hag, who left his role with Ajax after winning the title, has been involved in planning for transfers and pre-season. His backroom staff should soon be strengthened by the arrival of his compatriot Mitchell van der Gaag, Ten Hag’s assistant at Ajax, and Steve McClaren, the former England manager who was Sir Alex Ferguson’s No 2 at United between 1999 and 2001.
United are waiting for clearance from the Football Association and a visa before confirming the appointment of Van der Gaag.
Rangnick has been in interim charge since November and Sunday will determine whether the club play in the Europa League or Europa Conference League next season. Victory would guarantee a Europa League spot. A draw or defeat will suffice if West Ham do not win at Brighton.