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Erik ten Hag could “walk away” from Manchester United if his role changes



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According to a report, Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag may leave the club if he is asked to give up some of his managerial powers.

Several outlets have reported that Manchester United co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe is open to the idea of moving towards a ‘head coach’ model, wherein other members of the club’s staff would be in charge of various tasks at Old Trafford.

Most noticeably this could see the recruitment of players shifted away from Erik ten Hag, with this responsibility falling to others within the club.

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Now, in a new report from the Daily Star, it has been claimed that Ten Hag may well walk away from the club if he loses the powers promised to him when first given the job. This would include his control over recruitment.

Noticeably, this report comes from the same outlet that claimed Gareth Southgate is Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s No. 1 choice to replace Ten Hag.

According to the latest report, Ten Hag is planning to engage in talks with Ratcliffe at the end of the season, with the possibility of him voluntarily leaving his role at the club on the table.

If this did come to fruition, it would be to the disappointment of several within the club, with UtdDistrict understanding that Ten Hag has a lot of support from the club’s members.

Those same sources have informed UtdDistrict that Ten Hag is still involved with the recruitment process for next summer. Additionally, several people within the club still believe he is the right man to lead United.

Joining United in April of 2022, Ten Hag has overseen United’s first trophy in six years with last year’s Carabao Cup victory.

Despite an underwhelming second season, Ten Hag now has the chance to double his trophy haul if his United side can defeat Coventry City and either Chelsea or Manchester City in the FA Cup.