Erik Ten Hag ‘STAYING’ as Manchester United manager

June 12, 2024
Erik Ten Hag 'STAYING' as Manchester United manager

Erik ten Hag will remain Manchester United’s manager. According to Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s season appraisal, the Dutchman was granted the opportunity to continue. It’s because of his track record of winning two titles in two seasons, his development of Kobbie Mainoo and Alejandro Garnacho, and his professionalism and courtesy. Negotiations on a new deal for the Dutchman have already started.

The decision represents a reversal in Ten Hag’s foreseeable future. Ratcliffe and his advisers had planned to dismiss Ten Hag. However, a number of considerations convinced them that he should stay.

Ratcliffe and his colleagues were delighted by last month’s 2-1 FA Cup final victory over Manchester City, which gave Ten Hag two titles in two years; the 54-year-old’s promotion of Garnacho and Mainoo, both 19, to first-team regulars; and the manager’s passion.

Furthermore, acknowledged are the unresolved issues involving last summer’s signings, André Onana and Mason Mount.

When the review entered its third week, the club was firm in choosing Ten Hag wisely. They are certain that they have, especially considering the more than sixty injuries he had to cope with.

In November 2022, the Glazer family put the club up for sale. This created ownership concerns and a host of off-field problems, including various challenges for Mason Greenwood, Jadon Sancho, and Antony.

Ratcliffe’s acceptance of being a minority owner was not made public until Christmas Eve. Despite being officially announced in February, chief executive Omar Berrada and sporting director Dan Ashworth—the two highest-ranking hires made by the Ineos owner—haven’t begun at United owing to gardening leave.

Erik ten Hag to STAY as manager after review

United examined several candidates to succeed Ten Hag, including Ipswich Town’s Kieran McKenna, Thomas Tuchel, Graham Potter, Roberto De Zerbi, Brentford’s Thomas Frank, Wolves’ Gary O’Neil, and England manager Gareth Southgate.

However, following the season evaluation, which is thought to have examined the 2023-24 season in which United finished ninth, their lowest Premier League position, and the larger first-team operation, the club and Ten Hag had positive discussions about the outcome.

Following this, the manager will remain in his current role. With a year remaining on his present contract, negotiations for a new deal have commenced.