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Erik ten Hag’s ‘conversation’ outcome with Jason Wilcox rubbished by journalist



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Journalist Ben Jacobs has rubbished rumours that Jason Wilcox has demanded Erik ten Hag to immediately change his style at Manchester United.

Jason Wilcox has joined Manchester United as the club’s new Technical Director as part of Sir Jim Ratcliffe‘s huge overhaul of Old Trafford‘s upper management above Erik ten Hag.

INEOS are looking to appoint the “best in class” across the board at United, with Omar Berrada and Dan Ashworth set to join Wilcox at the club once their respective gardening leaves expire.

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A stir was made online following a report from freelance journalist Alan Nixon last week that claimed that Wilcox had told Ten Hag he must play the “new” Manchester United way, starting against Sheffield United—a game which United went on to win 4-2.

The report further stated that Ten Hag’s future looks limited if he does not deliver a “possession-based style of play” within the remaining weeks of the season.

It is well known that Wilcox’s job at Old Trafford is to dictate the playing style that United will perform across both the first-team and academy from next season onwards, as well as making sure the right appointments are in place to do so.

Journalist Ben Jacobs has confirmed this news, explaining that Wilcox will be very “hands-on” with his approach.

“What has been made clear is that he’s going to be very hands-on, which you would expect from a technical director and that the culture at the club on and off the field is deemed to be very important,” Jacobs told GiveMeSport.

Jacobs then further rubbished the aforementioned news surrounding Wilcox and Erik ten Hag, explaining that the former Southampton director of football is still getting to know those at the club.

“So what Wilcox, I’m told, has asked for is not so much a set style, and he hasn’t really had any influence over Ten Hag or the football side yet because he’s just getting to know them all.”