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“It’s certain…” Dutch journalist breaks silence on Erik ten Hag’s Man United future



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Dutch analyst Marciano Vink has revealed the latest of what he knows about Erik ten Hag’s future at Manchester United.

Following a series of poor performances across the campaign, Erik ten Hag‘s future at Manchester United is very much in the balance.

After collecting just two points from a possible nine against BrentfordChelsea, and Liverpool, an increasing number of people are calling for INEOS and Sir Jim Ratcliffe to sack the Dutch manager from Old Trafford this summer.

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Although many rumours have circulated about who could replace the manager, it is clear that no decision has been made.

The latest from the Netherlands

ESPN’s Marciano Vink has explained the latest he has received with Ten Hag and his future at Manchester United.

“What is certain is that United is very much looking for a new coach,” he told ESPN on Thursday evening. “But they are orientating and also having conversations. They are busy.”

It should be added that he did not clarify how he got this information.

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Ten Hag has had tenuous links with his former club, Ajax, but Vink quickly advised against this move.

“No, you should never do that,” he continued. “A trainer belongs to a certain category. You go from the top of the Netherlands to abroad. In that category, you can take a step sideways. But I find a return to Ajax, the club where you come from, a bit difficult.”

Who makes the decision?

Despite the continual rumours, the latest concrete reports have explained that Ten Hag’s future and any possible replacement will be decided by new CEO Omar Berrada and incoming football director Dan Ashworth.

This is because Ratcliffe and INEOS want to leave the big footballing decisions to the experts who will be running the day-to-day at United.

It is also thought that INEOS would need to consider the compensation, which some believe may be as high as £10 million, to terminate the Dutchman’s contract if they sack him.