Ajax coach Erik ten Hag has been rewarded with a new three-year deal following his side’s domestic and continental exploits last season, the club have announced. The 49-year-old, who originally took the reins in January last year, led the club to the Eredivisie title and KNVB Cup in his first full season in charge, as well as taking them to the semi-finals of the Champions League. The Dutchman, who had been mentioned as a contender to replace Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea manager, will now stay at the club until 2022 as they look to build upon their stellar campaign ahead of the 2019-20 season. Speaking to Ajax's official website, Ten Hag stated that he was elated to extend his stay at the club and that he was looking forwards to pushing on to new heights. "I am very happy," he stated. "We have had a fantastic year and now want to expand on this, [to] help the club move forward. The results we have achieved so far have been fantastic."