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Erik ten Hag in line for HUGE Manchester United pay deduction if he doesn’t quit



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Should Manchester United fail to mount an unlikely end-of-season comeback to qualify for the Champions League, Erik ten Hag will be forced to reduce his salary next season.

Although it is not mathematically impossible, Manchester United face an uphill battle if they hope to qualify for the Champions League this season.

With fourth-placed Aston Villa currently on 66 points, United would likely need all 18 of the remaining points to have even a small chance of qualifying.

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That being said, Ten Hag would also need Villa, who have won their past two league games, to fail to score seven or more points from their four remaining fixtures.

United would also require Tottenham Hotspur, who are in fifth with 60 points, to miss out on seven points from six matches if they hope to reach Champions League football.

Therefore, it is highly likely that the Red Devils will miss out. If so, according to ESPN sources, Erik ten Hag will face a 25% reduction in his salary due to a clause in his contract.

Ten Hag. 54, continues to face pressure over his position as manager of Manchester United after signing a three-year contract in May 2022.

Despite qualifying for a second successive FA Cup final last weekend, new owners INEOS are reportedly considering the Dutch manager’s future ahead of their first full season as shareholders.

However, while managers such as Gareth Southgate, Roberto De Zerbi, Thomas Frank and Gary O’Neil have been considered, INEOS are still, at this stage, anticipating starting the 2024/25 season with Ten Hag in charge.

Reports last week claimed that Ten Hag could quit Manchester United this summer if he does not receive public support from INEOS and backing from Sir Jim Ratcliffe following inevitable talks once the season concludes.