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Manchester United drop the ball on Ten Hag’s sack



Manchester United drop the ball on Ten Hag's sack

Was it all mind games or did Manchester United change their mind on giving Erik ten Hag the sack?

Talk about a dramatic narrative, then you have Manchester United in a long drawn battle over its decision for next season when it regards the future of its managerial position.

At one point, reports had come up that the club’s new co-owner, INEOS had made up their minds and would be letting go of the Dutchman no matter the outcome of the Red Devils’ last game of the 2023/24 campaign.

However, it has emerged that Manchester United have confirmed their decision to retain the former Ajax boss as their manager for next season, as reported by The Athletic. This decision follows an extensive review of the Red Devils’ 2023/24 season, which concluded recently.

In addition to keeping ten Hag at the helm, the club has also initiated negotiations for a contract extension. The Dutchman’s current contract is set to expire at the end of next season, with an option for the club to extend it by an additional 12 months.

Erik ten Hag to remain Manchester United manager and begin talks for contract extension - reports - Eurosport

Despite a challenging season that saw United finish a disappointing eighth in the Premier League, ten Hag managed to secure a significant triumph by leading his team to a 2-1 victory over Manchester City in the FA Cup final. This marked ten Hag’s second trophy in as many years, reinforcing his ability to deliver silverware under pressure.

Throughout the season, various high-profile names, including Mauricio Pochettino, Thomas Tuchel, Thomas Frank, Kieran McKenna, and Gareth Southgate, were rumored to be potential successors to ten Hag at Old Trafford. However, the club’s leadership has ultimately decided to show their confidence in ten Hag’s vision and management.

United’s decision to extend ten Hag’s tenure underscores their commitment to stability and long-term planning as they aim to rebuild and return to the top echelons of English football.