Erik ten Hag has backers in Manchester United’s new football hierarchy

Erik ten Hag won a second trophy in as many years on Saturday when Manchester United stunned Man City at Wembley.

The Dutchman was been under mounting pressure to keep his job at Old Trafford, with a number of factors going against him.

As the new co-owner, Sir Jim Ratcliife is keen for his Ineos team to influence the running of United as a football club. It remains to be seen if they will be patient with managers, including Ten Hag.

According to The Athletic, United’s hierarchy will conduct a season review before making an announcement on Ten Hag’s future. His future hangs in the balance.

In a well-sourced update from The Independent, we are fed information suggesting that Ten Hag still has prominent figures in the new United football hierarchy backing him.

The report adds that United officials have held talks with the camps of Mauricio Pochettino, Thomas Tuchel, Kieran McKenna and Thomas Frank to be prepared for the event that Ten Hag is sacked.

Miguel Delaney reports: “There is an awareness among the INEOS hierarchy that sacking Ten Hag would be an unpopular decision among the fanbase, especially after Saturday’s victory over Manchester City. The club’s football figures do want to make a cold and holitic decision in the sophisiticated new manner they want to run the club, though, and much of the topics that will inform this week’s final review go beyond purely football results. While it would not be true to say the structure is ‘split’ on either Ten Hag’s fate or his potential replacement, it is more about the leadership fully thrashing out every aspect to take the most informed decision possible.”

The Independent understands that McKenna is likely to go to Brighton if he does leave Ipswich Town, where he has led the Premier League newcomers to back-to-back promotions.

Elsewhere, Delaney claims Sir Dave Brailsford is understood to be a vocal backer of England manager Gareth Southgate which does anything but fill me with confidence.

Any mention of Southgate should immediately disqualify Brailsford’s vote on the decision.

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  1. please leave Eric Ten Hag in charge for another season
    can you people not see he had no centre backs
    no left back all season
    cripled with injuries

  2. Sacking Eric means you agree with the players that play when they feel like it. Look at the good managers they got fired since Alex retired.
    Make a strong statement. Eric is the man for the future.
    Back Eric.Sell the sulky players who have inflated opinions of themselves.
    Buy young players who are good proven talent and above all the right attitude and character and give 100% effort and loyalty.
    Job done.
    Don’t be weak and allow the tail to wag the dog.

  3. I don’t understand this southgate obsession with some fans. he won’t be appointed as it would be very unpopular and nonsensical.

    however united have been absolutely terrible this year, one thing ETH can say is that his teams outperform their performances – last season and this one, even in 8th they have finished higher than they should have – meaning he can get results as shown with two cup wins.

    united have a goal difference of -1 – that is pathetic.

    there is no way united keep ETH, the new regime will not be like the glazers, making childish emotional decisions – i mean ole? – he has been an abject failure in the league, his tactics do not work in a competitive league – he can get results when he plays a low block, but then so can many managers.

    he was employed to install an attacking, possession based pressing team and he has not done that.

    ETH is a bit old school, united need a modern structure where the style/ethos of the club comes from the sporting/technical director, not the manager – then the club employs the coach who implements this.

    anyway he will be fired within a week i would gues, maybe early next week.

  4. This is a period of transition. And uncertainty. Putting a new manager into this environment is setting him up to fail. Have a bit of respect for EtH and at least let him see his contract out. He’s made three finals and won two trophies in his first two seasons, despite inheriting a team/club in need of open heart surgery. He is not rubbish.
    First step towards building success is to ditch the revolving door policy.

  5. I’m all for keeping EtH from the very first season with his first 2 losses that everyone thought he was way over his head. I believe in our manager. Ineos for all the newly highly intellectually appointed heireacy, use ur brains and keep EtH for another season!!! Don’t let 1 poor season define our future. Back ten hag all da way … give him what he wants … we need a manager with us to stay for at least 5 years !!! Cmon Ineos make the right decision n fight together with Erik !!! Ggmu !!

  6. You dey craz. If you no shutvthat your werey mouth. Ogun wan pah you. Wetin be all this werey wey you dey talk. ETH must stay and that’s final.
    Southgate is shit. He can’t collect any trophy for England even after selecting the all best players in England. Southgate doesn’t know anything and Denmark is the team that will spend England back home. Mark my words

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