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Manchester United: Erik ten Tag could snub Old Trafford move

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Ajax manager Erik ten Tag looks increasingly likely to snub the vacant role at Manchester United, according to a fresh report.

The Lowdown: Ten Hag linked with United job

Following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s dismissal over the weekend, United are working on finding a replacement, whether it be an interim boss or someone to come in permanently straight away.

Several names have been linked with taking the job and Ten Hag is one of those, having enjoyed great success in charge of Ajax. The 51-year-old came within seconds of guiding the Dutch giants to the 2019 Champions League final and he has also won two Eredivisie titles.

The Latest: New update emerges

A fresh update has now emerged regarding Ten Hag’s future, with De Telegraaf claiming [via Sport Witness] that the United job has become a ‘coaches graveyard’ and that the Ajax boss could even turn down ‘triple’ his current wages from the Red Devils in order to stay put in Amsterdam.

It is mentioned that Ten Hag could leave his current club at the end of the season, though, and a switch to Old Trafford isn’t completely ruled out.

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The Verdict: Better option than Pochettino?

It appears as though Ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino are the current front-runners to take the United job, but both have positives and negatives.

The former has proven that he can win league titles – something the latter hasn’t done yet in his managerial career – but he has achieved that in a weaker league and with the biggest club in the country.

Ten Hag isn’t proven in the Premier League, whereas Pochettino is, so bringing in the Dutchman could have an element of risk behind it despite the excellent job he is doing at Ajax.

There is no guarantee that he would hit the ground running and get this current United squad playing his high-pressing style, so it is easy to envisage Pochettino being a safer choice. Also, with Ten Hag reportedly set to reject a lucrative offer to take the Old Trafford reins, and potentially seeing someone else appointed in the meantime, that may suggest he isn’t hugely desperate for the job anyway.

In other news, some United fans are fuming about one managerial rumour. Read more here.

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