Ten Hag is in talks with the owners of Man Utd, INEOS

Apr 17, 2024 | Sports

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag finds himself under mounting pressure amid an inconsistent season. Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has shed light on his future, hinting at ongoing discussions with INEOS regarding the club’s long-term vision.

The former Ajax boss has faced scrutiny throughout the campaign. Recent lacklustre performances, notably against Bournemouth, have intensified speculation about his suitability for the role.

Following the arrival of INEOS and Sir Jim Ratcliffe earlier this year, significant changes have been made behind the scenes at Old Trafford, raising the possibility of further managerial alterations ahead of the 2024/2025 season.

Romano, in his latest update, reveals that Ten Hag has been engaged in candid conversations with INEOS regarding the club’s direction and plans for the upcoming summer transfer window. While the Dutch tactician has been proactive in shaping the team’s future, tangible on-field results remain paramount, particularly in crucial fixtures such as the FA Cup.

Despite Ten Hag’s proactive approach and positive involvement, criticism has persisted, with former Manchester United defender Gary Neville questioning some of the tactical decisions observed under Ten Hag’s tenure.

In light of ongoing speculation, journalist Ben Jacobs has suggested potential alternatives to Ten Hag, including Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna and former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, both of whom have garnered attention from the United hierarchy. Additionally, Sporting CP’s Ruben Amorim and Brighton & Hove Albion’s Graham Potter are reportedly being monitored as potential candidates.

While these managerial links may raise uncertainties about Ten Hag’s future, it’s important to note that succession planning is underway at Old Trafford, ensuring preparedness for any eventualities in the managerial realm. Thus, while speculation abounds, ten Hag’s position remains subject to ongoing evaluation as the season progresses.

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