• July 19, 2024

Erik ten Hag ‘prepared to resign’ as Ratcliffe issues ultimatum to Man Utd

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is reportedly considering leaving the club at the end of the season unless he receives certain assurances from the new minority shareholder, Sir Jim Ratcliffe. Ratcliffe, who recently acquired a 27.7% stake in the club, has yet to publicly back Ten Hag, leading to uncertainty about the manager’s future at the club.

Ten Hag expressed his desire to focus on his team and its performance, emphasizing the need to improve and bring in silverware. However, the potential limitations on his role due to the club’s restructuring, including the arrival of new personnel, have raised concerns for the Dutch manager.

He is willing to depart despite having another year left on his current contract if he does not receive the necessary assurances about his long-term role at the club. Ratcliffe emphasized the importance of Manchester United securing a Champions League spot, and the upcoming FA Cup semi-final against Coventry holds significant importance in this regard.

However, Ten Hag faces the challenge of managing the team with only one fit centre-back, Harry Maguire, available for the crucial match at Wembley. The outcome will determine if they face Manchester City in the final.

Despite the uncertainties surrounding his future, Ten Hag remains focused on his team’s performance and improvement, emphasizing his commitment to achieving success at the club.

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