Manchester United hold talks with Erik ten Hag over manager role

It has emerged that Erik ten Hag was interviewed for the Manchester United job on Monday.

According to the Daily Mail, United sources said a number of candidates will be interviewed in due course, but a direct dialogue with Ten Hag began early this week.

The list of candidates includes Mauricio Pochettino, Luis Enrique and Julen Lopetegui.

Meanwhile, the same report claims Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is no longer considered a viable option. The German coach is likely to wait and see what the future holds at Stamford Bridge once Chelsea find new owners.

United hope to make a decision before the end of next month in order to have a new manager in place after the end of the season.

If they leave it late, it will put whoever is in charge of the team on the backfoot before a ball is kicked next season.

However, there is an interesting line in the article that we should look closer at, and it reads: “United are urging caution over the Ten Hag speculation.”

The board know that Ten Hag is a popular candidate among fans, but this strongly suggests that they are nowhere near decided on who will take over the squad this summer.

Pochettino is considered as a fellow frontrunner for the role and it will be interesting to see if United have an interview scheduled for him in the coming weeks.

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