Noted insider Fabrizio Romano has offered an interesting claim regarding the future of reported Manchester United managerial target Erik ten Hag.
The future of the manager’s spot at Manchester United is somewhat unknown at this moment.
According to Sky Sports, the club have managed to narrow their search down to four names: Paris Saint-Germain’s Mauricio Pochettino, Sevilla’s Julen Lopetegui, Spain’s Luis Enrique and Erik ten Hag of Ajax.
Recent reports have claimed that Ten Hag has spoken to the chiefs at Old Trafford about a potential move, but a further claim from Dutch journalist Marcel van der Kraan also suggested that Manchester United isn’t his only option for him this summer, stating: “Yes, they’ve had positive talks with Ten Hag but so have two other major clubs in Europe. These are clubs who play Champions League football and who have chances to win titles in their own country.”
Romano addressed these claims on a recent episode on his YouTube channel and he appeared to confirm them, but whilst hinting that the initial talks were positive, it was still very much up in the air as to whether or not the Dutchman would make a move to Old Trafford.
He said: “What has been reported in the Netherlands from the Dutch press about other proposals, from what I’m told, is correct. It’s true that Erik ten Hag has two more clubs interested in him for the next season. So it’s not only Man United, there are also two other clubs for Erik ten Hag. This is why at the moment, everything is open for his future.
“The interview with Man United was positive, but nothing has been agreed yet and nothing has been completed yet between Ten Hag and United, and that’s why the two clubs are keeping tabs on the situation of Erik ten Hag.
“So it’s true that it’s not only Man United for him, but it’s also true that Eric ten Hag dreams of a possibility in the Premier League. And so let’s see what will be the next step in the talks and what Man United will decide, because now they have the power to decide the new manager, but nothing has been completed yet. They want to take their time.”
TIF Thoughts on Fabrizio Romano’s comments about Erik ten Hag and Manchester United…
Who would you rather have?
Romano’s comments aren’t exactly the greatest when it comes to progress in appointing a new manager for Manchester United, especially his last line about the club wanting to take their time over appointing him.
If the club feel that he is the best man for the job, they should be doing everything they can to get him lined up and announced as the successor as soon as possible, or they risk having one of the two other clubs coming in and taking him from under their noses.
Not only that, but the sooner a manager is appointed, the sooner they can start looking at getting things lined up ahead of next season in terms of transfers and personnel.
Whilst they do seem to have other options available, they don’t want their own incompetence to be a reason they lose out on a potential candidate.