After sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last November, the Red Devils appointed Ralf Rangnick as an interim manager to see out the season before appointing a new permanent manager.
Reports came out last week that the record Premier League champions have identified that the 52-year-old will be the perfect candidate to succeed Rangnick at the end of this season. And there are a few details still to be resolved between the two parties before making the deal official.
According to the report in Football Insider, Erik Ten Hag is looking likely to accept Manchester United’s proposal and the Red Devils’ hierarchy will then shift their focus to triggering the release clause.
The Dutchman still has one year left in his current contract and the Mancunians will have to pay around £1.7 million in order to price out the former Pep Guardiola’s apprentice.
The report also stated that the Old Trafford faithful might have to wait until next week at least to learn about their next manager, given Ajax’s involvement in the KNVB Cup final against PSV Eindhoven in the coming weekend.
The majority of the Manchester United fans are raving about Erik Ten Hag and they would be ready to wait a while as long as the Dutchman becomes the next permanent manager.
The 52-year-old has showcased his managerial prowess during his time at Johan Cruyff Arena. The Dutchman has built two excellent Ajax sides over the past few campaigns with the perfect blend of youth and experience.
The Eredivisie giants have always showcased their qualities going forward since the arrival of Erik Ten Hag. However, the most impressive thing about Ajax’s performance this season is their improvements on the other side of the game.
The reigning Eredivisie Champions have only conceded 15 goals in 29 league games this term and they also kept their impressive display going in the Champions League as well, conceding eight goals in eight games.