Erik ten Hag in Hot Water with Manchester United Hierarchy

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag in hot waters with club hierarchy after discussing details of the private meetings during his Ibiza holiday.

Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag finds himself in a very tricky situation with Manchester United's hierarchy after openly discussing his discussions with the club, as reported by The Daily Mail. Following United's FA Cup win at Wembley last month against Manchester City, the club conducted a thorough end-of-season review and eventually chose to retain Ten Hag as their manager despite considering a few names for the managerial position.

Despite the decision to retain him as the manager for the next season, United had initially considered replacements, with former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, a notable candidate. Ten Hag, who was on holiday in Ibiza during United’s review, was surprised when club officials visited him to confirm their desire for him to stay. Sir Jim Ratcliffe feels that Manchester United had quite a big managerial name after Sir Alex Ferguson and the manager isn’t a problem but the environment around the club. The new ownership has vowed to keep football first at the club and take Manchester United back to its former glory.

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In his recent appearance as a pundit during Euro 2024 with the Dutch channel NOS, Ten Hag spoke openly about the club's approach to him, revealing details of what was believed to be a private meeting by the club and the manager. This public disclosure of the details of the meeting has reportedly angered several key figures at Manchester United, including new owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

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Ten Hag, 54, mentioned that while they had positive discussions and agreed to continue their partnership, a contract extension has not yet been finalized. "We had a good talk and various topics were discussed and the conclusion was that we will continue with each other but also the conclusion is that we are going to sit down to renew the contract," Ten Hag told Dutch broadcaster NOS. When asked if the new deal had been already done, he clarified, "No, that's not one, two, three done yet, we still have to talk about that."

Despite the unpleasant episode, Manchester United remains keen for Erik ten Hag to stay, with a three-year new contract reportedly soon to be finalized by the club and the manager.

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