Erik Ten Hag: Manchester United Reportedly Decide on Dutch Manager After Season Review

Erik Ten Hag: Manchester United Reportedly Decide on Dutch Manager After Season Review

Isaac Darko
updated at June 12, 2024 at 6:55 AM
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  • Erik ten Hag is reportedly set to remain as Manchester United's manager following the club's end-of-season review
  • Despite defeating Manchester City in the FA Cup final, his future has been the subject of intense speculation recently
  • United's owners, INEOS, reportedly engaged in discussions with several managers about taking over from ten Hag

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Erik ten Hag is reportedly set to remain as the coach of Manchester United, following the Premier League club's performance review of the Dutch manager.

He led the Red Devils to one of their worst finishes in the EPL, mustering an eighth-place finish with 60 points and a group-stage UEFA Champions League exit.

Erik ten Hag holds the FA Cup after Manchester United won the final 2-1 against Manchester City on May 25
Erik ten Hag is reportedly staying as manager of Manchester United after winning the FA Cup but finishing eighth in the Premier League. Photo: Ben Stansall.
Source: AFP

However, the 54-year-old gaffer oversaw United with the FA Cup triumph, beating rivals Manchester City 2-1 at Wembley to lift the domestic trophy, per Manchester Evening News.

Following that victory, Man United was said to have conducted a review of the 2023/24 season and ten Hag's individual performance.

As reported by The Athletic, Man United have decided to retain ten Hag as their coach following a two-week review of the 2023-24 season and the overall first-team operations.

The report further states that co-owner, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, and INEOS sporting director, Sir Dave Brailsford, played a key role in this decision.

With ten Hag's contract set to expire next summer, negotiations for an extension have reportedly commenced. The club are now expected to enter discussions with the former Ajax manager over a new deal.

In preparation for a possible managerial change, the club had reportedly reached out to several potential replacements, including Thomas Tuchel, Mauricio Pochettino, Roberto De Zerbi, and Kieran McKenna.

However, it seems Man United will stick with the status quo for now.

Ten Hag's success at United

While ten Hag's tenure at United has faced challenges, he has also achieved notable successes at Old Trafford.

In his debut season, he led the team to a third-place finish and secured a Carabao Cup victory in February 2023, per Givemesport.

Why Man United should not sack ten Hag

Sports Brief also previously analysed why Manchester United should keep ten Hag beyond the summer, instead of seeking a new manager.

At the least, the Dutchman has postponed Sir Jim Ratcliffe's inclination to make drastic changes, a move sharpened before the FA Cup final.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)
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