Erik ten Hag looks set to become the next Manchester United manager, but he will need significant financial backing if he is to rebuild the squad.
The Dutchman is expected to leave his role as Ajax manager to take over at Old Trafford at the end of the season, although his focus right now will be on winning another Eredivisie title at PSV Eindhoven’s expense.
At United, the focus should be on rebuilding for the future, with the style of the next manager in mind.
According to the Daily Telegraph, United chiefs are prepared to open the cheque book for Ten Hag.
On top of that, Fabrizio Romano has an update on Ten Hag’s demands for getting the job. He reportedly wants involvement on present and future transfers.
Romano tweeted: “Erik ten Hag has asked Man United to be 100% involved on present and future transfers strategy: new signings, outgoings, new contracts.
“Ten Hag considers this as “key point” to rebuild Man United – new signings have to be totally perfect for his idea and club project.”
Erik ten Hag has asked Man United to be 100% involved on present and future transfers strategy: new signings, outgoings, new contracts. 🔴 #MUFC
Ten Hag considers this as "key point" to rebuild Man United – new signings have to be totally perfect for his idea and club project. pic.twitter.com/w3pPSQ5C97
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 8, 2022
This excites me because Ten Hag has obviously made it clear from the start that in order for his project to work, he will need the full backing of the board. This request is almost Sir Alex Ferguson-esque.
The Red Devils are currently sat in seventh place in the Premier League table and our hopes of leapfrogging Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham are hanging by a thread.
Although it looks unlikely at this point of the season, Ralf Rangnick will be aiming to secure United’s place in the Champions League for next season because that would undoubtedly help convince our transfer targets to join.