Erik Ten Hag Says He is Confident of Keeping Manchester United Job Despite Pressure From Fans

Erik Ten Hag Says He is Confident of Keeping Manchester United Job Despite Pressure From Fans

Fred Kennedy
February 28, 2024 at 2:53 PM
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  • A section of fans has called for the sacking of Erik ten Hag as Man United boss
  • The Red Devils have struggled for consistency this season under the Dutchman
  • Ten Hag is contracted at Old Trafford until 2025, when his deal will run out

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has expressed confidence in keeping his job beyond this season.

Ten Hag was appointed United boss in April 2022, and he is currently in his second season with the club.

Erik ten Hag applauds the fans during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Fulham FC at Old Trafford. Photo by Michael Regan.
Erik ten Hag applauds the fans during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Fulham FC at Old Trafford. Photo by Michael Regan.
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According to ESPN, the Dutchman landed the role on a three-year deal with the option of another year.

However, there have been concerns over his suitability for the job, with a section of fans demanding his sacking owing to the Red Devils' struggles this term.

The FA Cup is the only trophy ten Hag's charges are hoping to win, having been bundled out of the Champions League in the group stages as well as the Carabao Cup, which was recently won by Liverpool.

United have also endured their fair share of struggles in the Premier League, as they currently face an uphill task in their hope of sealing a Champions League spot.

Ten Hag confident of keeping United job

Despite coming under heavy scrutiny, ten Hag has suggested he will keep the job beyond the ongoing season.

Speaking ahead of his side's FA Cup fifth-round clash against Nottingham Forest on Wednesday, the former Ajax boss noted that United co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe believes in him.

“I'm under contract here at Man United for three seasons. So I don't care about rumours," ten Hag said, per Sportskeeda.
"I'm in this process and only focusing on the process. I have a strong belief and I feel after multiple talks that INEOS believe me," he added.

Five clubs guaranteed new managers

Sports Brief has also analysed five clubs guaranteed to have new managers next season, including Klopp, who will leave Liverpool at the end of the current season.

Thomas Tuchel and Xavi Hernandez have also confirmed their exits from Bayern Munich and Barcelona, respectively, with their clubs already scouting replacements.

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