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Manchester United looking for replacements if they sack Ten Hag

Erik Ten Haag

Erik Ten Hag future at Manchester United appears uncertain. With the Red Devils boss experiencing significant pressure following a disappointing start to the 2023/2024 campaign. The team currently occupies the eighth position in the Premier League table. Having suffered five losses leading up to matchday 12.

Beyond the playing field, Erik ten Hag is facing resistance within his own dressing room. With concerns arising over his handling of specific players. The Daily Star reports the formation of cliques following off-field incidents. That is involving Sancho, Antony, and Mason Greenwood which is becoming a headache for Ten Hag.

Reports suggest that certain players are advocating for Jadon Sancho’s return to Manchester United first-team training. Following his disagreement with the manager, while others are in favor of excluding Antony from the squad. Additionally, The Daily Telegraph asserts that Erik ten Hag’s handling of former captain Maguire has also generated discontent among the team.

The resolution regarding Erik ten Hag’s future is said to hinge on the club executives’ decision. That is regarding Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s proposal for a 25 percent stake in the club. Although numerous A-list managers are being linked with the role, Express Sport explores some unconventional candidates. They could potentially take charge of the United dugout in the near future.

Options Manchester United looking for

Laurent Blanc concluded his playing career at Manchester United in 2003. Meanwhile, he is emerging as a surprising candidate for the managerial position over two decades later. After a successful tenure with PSG, Blanc transitioned to managing Al-Rayyan in Qatar before making a return to France with Lyon.

Marco Silva, a highly regarded figure in the Premier League, is a potential successor to Erik ten Hag. The Fulham manager rejected lucrative offers from Saudi Pro League clubs Al-Ahli and Al Hilal during the summer. But the allure of a move to Manchester United would likely pose a more tempting proposition.

Ralph Hasenhuttl is the only manager among the four candidates without a current position. He had a previous link to the Manchester United job during his tenure with the Saints. With Erik ten Hag facing pressure, Hasenhuttl has once again entered the conversation as a potential candidate for the managerial role.

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