Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Manchester United managerial target Erik ten Hag has been approached by two more clubs following Old Trafford talks.
The Lowdown: Talks held with Ten Hag
Ten Hag appears to be one of four candidates to take over from Ralf Rangnick in the summer and held ‘positive talks’ with United last week. Mauricio Pochettino, Julen Lopetegui and Luis Enrique are also thought to be on the club’s radar.
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Reports have also suggested that Rangnick’s consultancy role may not be as hands-on as first imagined, with United getting a head start on their search for a new long-term manager.
The Latest: Romano’s tweet
Romano had this to say on Twitter about the Ajax boss, sharing details of two further approaches. However, he added that there is a ‘positive feeling’ at Old Trafford, with the Red Devils still looking at other options:
“It’s true, Erik ten Hag has been approached by two more clubs after meeting with Manchester United. No final decision yet on Man Utd side – he’s been interviewed last week, positive feeling but club board’s still considering other options.”
The Verdict: Crucial
There looks set to be a major shake-up at Old Trafford over the coming months, so getting the next managerial appointment spot-on is crucial.
The club are doing the right thing by looking elsewhere following talks with Ten Hag, but after two approaches for the Dutchman, it could make sense to speed up the process when it comes to talking to other candidates.
The last thing United will want is to interview a plethora of managers over time and decide that Ten Hag is their man, only for him to take a job up with another interested party.
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