Manchester United held positive talks with Erik ten Hag over the managerial role available at the end of the 2021/22 campaign.
This is according to Fabrizio Romano who was speaking on his YouTube channel to discuss the Red Devils’ search for a permanent replacement in the dugout.
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And the Italian journalist believes the Dutchman was keen to know some of the finer details about the role during the meeting with the United representatives.
Details such as how much will be made available for the new manager to spend in the summer transfer window and the type of plans the board have in mind at Old Trafford.
With the Red Devils also linked to the current Paris Saint-Germain boss, Mauricio Pochettino, Romano had the following to say on their meeting with Ten Hag:
(3:30) “But this meeting with Ten Hag is an important one. On Ten Hag’s side, he wanted to understand from Man United about the project, what kind of project they have in mind, how long it will be, what kind of contract they have in mind. So they discussed about many points even about the budget, the potential budget, for the summer and what kind of players they want to sign.”
TIF Thoughts on Romano’s comments…
These may well be the standard questions in which a manager will ask in a meeting over the possibility of taking on a new job, however, it certainly suggests Ten Hag is making sure their plans would suit him.
The large majority of Ten Hag’s managerial experience has been within the Netherlands and it will certainly be a big step up to take over a club of Manchester United’s stature.
However, meetings with the United representatives and with Edwin van der Sar at Ajax, he will have a good understanding of whether this vacancy will suit him.