When it comes to the issue of Manchester United’s next manager, it’s Erik ten Hag who appears to be leading the race. The Dutchman has worked wonders at Ajax over the past five years, winning two league titles throughout his reign. And trophies is exactly what the Red Devils need, with their last triumph coming back in 2017.
Late on Tuesday night it emerged United had held talks with Ten Hag as they plan for a brighter future.
It’s certainly been a chastening campaign so far, with the Red Devils off the race in the Premier League and failing to get anywhere near claiming trophies in the form of the Carabao Cup, FA Cup and Champions League.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was given big transfer backing in the summer, seeing John Murtough and Ed Woodward secure deals for Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Yet they remain a long way back when it comes to claiming titles, which is why the Red Devils board are now eyeing Ten Hag.
Throughout his time at Ajax, he’s been successful. Two Eredivisie crowns have been secured and a third may follow, while he’s also made them a force to be reckoned with in the Champions League once again.
United also admire Mauricio Pochettino, Julen Lopetegui and Luis Enrique, who are currently operating at Paris Saint-Germain, Sevilla and the Spain national team respectively.