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Jubilation at Old Trafford as Man United Inch Closer to Naming New Permanent Manager
- Man United appear to have made the decision to hire Eric ten Hag as the club's permanent manager
- Ten Hag has been a firm favourite for the role alongside Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino
- However, the Dutchman appears to have beaten Pochettino to the lucrative role, with reports suggesting United have settled on him
Man United are reportedly inching closer to naming Eric ten Hag as the club's permanent manager.
United have been shopping for a new boss to take charge at the end of the season once interim boss, Ralf Rangnick, steps down to take up a consultancy role at the club.
It is understood Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino and his Ajax counterpart Ten Hag have been the frontrunners for the role.
Man United reach agreement with Eric ten Hag
Reports claim the decision to settle on Ten Hag was not an easy one, with the United board believed to have been divided on who is ideal for the role between the Ajax boss and Pochettino.
However, Ten Hag appears to have beaten Pochettino to the lucrative job and he is in line to be announced, with ESPN claiming chief executive Richard Arnold and joint-chairman Joel Glazer are in agreement the former is the right man for the job.
Eric ten Hag speaks on dumping Ajax
Only recently Ten Hag publicly spoke on his possible exit from Ajax, admitted that he hoped the Dutch club would understand if he opted to swap them for United.
"My focus is currently only on Ajax, but in football, you never know. I don’t want to rule anything out," he said.
"I know that everything in football can change from one day to the next. If at some point I should decide to take the next step, I hope that people here will understand," he added.
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PSG plot move for Paul Pogba
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly looking to complete a transfer move for Paul Pogba at the end of the season.
Pogba's contract with Man United is set to expire at the end of the season, with talks over a new one currently ongoing.
PSG are said to be keen to take advantage of the midfielder's contract situation and convince him to swap Old Trafford for Parc des Princes this summer.