Erik ten Hag is now the FAVOURITE to succeed Mauricio Pochettino as manager of Manchester United, according to a secret dossier.
Following the completion of dossiers on all candidates, ERIK TEN HAG is the frontrunner to become Manchester United’s new manager.
The club has conducted thorough background checks on each of their potential targets, with the Ajax coach emerging victorious.
Ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino, the former Spurs manager, were neck and neck.
However, following weeks of putting together dossiers, the club now believes that Dutchman Ten Hag is the best candidate to lead United back to the top of English and European football for at least the next five years.
United wants to make an announcement before the conclusion of the season so that the new manager can get right to work ahead of a vital summer of recruitment.
Due to the upheaval at Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel emerged as a surprise new candidate for the post.
United, on the other hand, are concerned that a possible takeover that would keep the German coach at Stamford Bridge would go on into the summer.
They’d be left waiting and eventually disappointed.
As he prepares to transition to a consulting role at the end of the season, current Red Devils manager Ralf Rangnick has been involved in the process of picking the incoming leader.
United feel that by appointing Ten Hag, 52, they will be able to not only attract new players, but also keep some of those whose futures are uncertain.
Because his present deal with Ajax continues until the end of next season, there will have to be some wrangling.
Meanwhile, Liverpool veteran Robbie Fowler dismissed Gary Neville’s idea that Diego Simeone be made the permanent manager at Old Trafford.
According to Fowler: “Gary Neville yelled this week that his previous team should choose Diego Simeone as their next manager, which made me giggle.
“Honestly. I’m not saying he’s anti-football, but some of his team’s antics, some of the heinous things they do, and the strategies they employ. Manchester United isn’t like that.
“Within weeks, the fans would be calling it out, and even if he did win with it, they wouldn’t put up with it for long.”
“United have a set of expectations about how they should play, which Sir Matt Busby and Alex Ferguson established.”