According to a source, Manchester United fans may anticipate Erik ten Hag to be hired as the club’s new manager soon, with the Red Devils planning to activate his £1.7 million clauses.
This is how much it will cost to terminate the 52-year-Ajax old’s contract, according to several sources. This contract expires in 2023, so if United misses out this time, they will be able to sign him the next year.
Ten Hag’s transfer to Old Trafford has recently been jeopardized because of reports of interest from RB Leipzig. The Germans have long admired ten Hag and appear to want him to take over for Domenico Tedesco.
Patrik Berger, a journalist for Sport1, however, refutes the claims. He even goes so far as to describe them as “total nonsense.”
Manchester United is now in a prime position to sign the highly-rated Dutchman.
Football Insider provides an important update on the manager search. They reveal that United is preparing to pay Ajax the £1.7m required to release ten Hag from his contract.
Erik ten Hag’s movement is getting closer.
Following that, the Red Devils will prioritize talks with the coach. If these conversations go well, ten Hag might be named Ralf Rangnick’s successor as early as next week.
It will take place on Monday, April 18. This is because Ajax’s domestic cup final vs PSV takes place on Sunday evening.
Many people are ecstatic about the idea of ten Hag leading United into a new era. Gary Neville, on the other hand, is concerned about the manager’s reputation if things go wrong.
“It all feels like ten Hag eggs in one basket,” Neville stated on Sky Sports. “What a position for Manchester United to be in if they can’t get him over the line.”
“And if you’re Ralf Rangnick reporting into ten Hag and answering him honestly, as I expect he will, and if you’re [Donny] van de Beek answering him honestly, as I suspect he will, and we know Edwin van der Sar is over there [at Ajax] who will be speaking to ten Hag honestly.”
“They’ll be saying, ‘Be very careful, be very careful about going to Manchester United,’ because it can be a graveyard for reputations at this point in time.”
“Ralf Rangnick came in with a fantastic reputation.” He still has that reputation, but he’s becoming wounded by what’s going on around him.
“He appears weaker and more vulnerable on the sidelines as a result of the performances of players who have nothing to do with him.”
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a good man; those players liked him, and they snubbed him!”
“As a result, the club is in a very difficult position.” I’m not sure where to turn next or what’s going to happen right now, like most Manchester United fans.”