Manchester United are in the hunt for their next manager, with Erik ten Hag the current favorite to take over at Old Trafford, although new reports have emerged from Amsterdam over the 52-year-old’s potential appointment.
What is the word?
Dutch journalist Freek Jansen has revealed he has spoken to Ten Hag, and it looks like United still have plenty of hurdles to overcome to secure the Ajax manager’s signature.
Jansen spoke about the latest episode of the De Pak Schaal podcast (Estimate via Ajax news account @TheEuropeanLad on Twitter) and said: “This week I spoke to several people, including Erik ten Hag. My information is that the only way for him to join Manchester United is when everything is going well. His management is working on it, he has a huge list of demands (sportingly speaking).”
Bad news for Man United
This new update on Ten Hag will surely be bad news for United as they try to secure their new manager, with reports suggesting the club want the deal completed by the end of April.
Currently, the exact roles on the Old Trafford board are unclear to some extent, with Richard Arnold taking over responsibilities from Ed Woodward, who stepped down as chief executive in February. While caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick is expected to join the board in an advisory role at the end of the season, director of football John Murtough is expected to take a more active role in transfers.
This uncertainty over the direction of the board going forward could go one of two ways for Ten Hag, possibly pushing him away from the project due to the lack of clarity over transfer involvement. Alternatively, the club could offer the Dutchman a chance to get much more involved in that aspect, something he is on. would have so lively.
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If Jansen’s comments are to be believed, United will have to work much harder to identify exactly how they can convince and offer Ten Hag the role he wants in order to ensure they get the deal in time to 52 year olds. -old to get to work this summer.
However, with other clubs believed to be interested in his services, the Red Devils could miss out on their favorite appointment of a manager with an impressive CV, which would be another blow to United fans in what has been a season. lamentable.
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