Erik ten Hag 𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐘𝐒 On As Manchester United Manager.

Erik ten Hag to remain as Manchester United manager for next season per TheAthleticFC.

A review culminated with decision by INEOS to keep the Dutchman in his role following a period of major uncertainty consigning the managerial position at the club.

United were due to conduct a review of the abysmal 2023-24 season including the performance of Ten Hag.

A list of potential replacements including ex-Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel, former Brighton & Hove Albion head coach Roberto De Zerbi, recently departed Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino, Brentford head coach Thomas Frank and Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna were all linked to the job.

But United co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS sporting director Sir Dave Brailsford, 
held talks with Ten Hag on Tuesday and the preference of both parties was for his tenure to continue.

The club has also started initial talks with the 54-year-old and his camp over new contract extension and also on the summer transfer window plans.

After INEOS’ minority investment in the club was confirmed in February, the new football operations hierarchy have already made a number of changes to the footballing structure at Old Trafford with Omar Berrada of Man City set to arrive as the club’s new chief executive in July.

They also look set to bring in Dan Ashworth from Newcastle as their new sporting director, while they have recruited Jason Wilcox as the club’s technical director.

Ten Hag who was appointed two-years (2022) as the Red Devils manager has an existing contract that runs until next June, with an option to prolong by 12 months, and they will now enter negotiations about extending those terms.

United finished eighth, their lowest position in the Premier League era with a total of 60 points, just two more than their poorest since the competition's inception in 1992, and for the first time in thirty-four years, their goal differential of minus one was on the wrong side of zero. 

They also lost the EFL Cup in the fourth round and were eliminated from the Champions League at the group stage, finishing last in the group, although their 2-1 triumph in the FA Cup final over league winners Man City at Wembley insured they would not be missing from European competition entirely next season.

Ten hag said after the victory;
“Two trophies in two years is not bad, three finals in two years is not bad.”
“If they don’t want me, then I go somewhere else to win trophies because that is what I do.”

The FA Cup was a second trophy in as many seasons for Ten Hag at United. In his first season, he finished third in the Premier League and won the EFL Cup, while United also reached the FA Cup final, where they were beaten by City.

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