Manchester United may be given the green light to announce a deal for Ajax boss Erik ten Hag before the weekend, according to Sky Sports.
The Lowdown: Verbal agreement
It looks as if the 52-year-old will be the man to arrive at Old Trafford this summer to replace Ralf Rangnick.
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An announcement wasn’t expected to be made before Ajax’s Dutch Cup final with PSV this weekend, however, Sky Sports have hinted that could now change in what would be a big twist.
The Latest: Sky Sports twist
Sky Sports reporter Melissa Reddy provided a live TV update on United’s pursuit of Ten Hag on Wednesday.
Reddy revealed that after ‘speaking to people at Ajax’, talk of Ten Hag moving to England is already proving to be a distraction ahead of their cup final, adding that Ajax may decide to allow the Red Devils to announce the Dutch manager before the weekend.
The Verdict: Fingers crossed
You’d expect that the United board will want to announce a deal as soon as possible, so they would be more than open to confirming Ten Hag before the weekend.
It looks as if the move won’t fall through, but until a contract is signed and an announcement is made, anything can happen.
Hopefully, we won’t have to wait too much longer for an official post, and it looks as if Ajax have been extremely helpful in the whole process and not a hindrance.
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