The pressure on Erik ten Hag at Manchester United is intensifying, with the Dutchman grappling to restore order and discipline within the first-team setup at Old Trafford.
Despite his efforts, the team’s recent results are not in his favor, putting his managerial position in jeopardy.
With Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s partial takeover imminent, the next 10 days, featuring three consecutive home games against Chelsea, Bournemouth, and Bayern Munich, will be crucial for ten Hag.
The upcoming clash against Liverpool at Anfield on December 17 looms as a potential watershed moment for ten Hag, especially after the team’s previous 7-0 defeat at the same venue.
The need for a significant improvement in results is evident, and the outcome of these matches could determine the manager’s fate.
Adding to the uncertainty, reports suggest that Manchester United is already considering a potential replacement, indicating that ten Hag’s tenure may be nearing its end.
According to AS, former Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui, controversially sacked as the manager of the Spanish national team and previously courted by Real Madrid, is reportedly in line for the position.
Lopetegui, who rejected a lucrative offer to manage in Saudi Arabia, is currently a free agent, poised to step into the role if needed.