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Ex-Manchester United star reveals “doubts” over INEOS’ rumoured next move



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The rumours surrounding Erik ten Hag’s job at Manchester United are not going away, and INEOS’ potential next move has raised doubts with an ex-star.

Manchester United have had a poor season, there is no denying that. They finished eighth in the Premier League table, out of the Carabao Cup in the fourth round, and out of Europe in the Champions League group stages.

With the only path to glory (and European football) remaining in the hands of an FA Cup final this coming weekend, Erik ten Hag‘s job is under serious threat. INEOS, the new commanders of football at Old Trafford, are issuing no guarantees that he will be safe beyond Saturday afternoon.

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With this in mind, many managers have been linked to the club in recent months, with Mauricio Pochettino, Thomas Tuchel, and Roberto de Zerbi being the latest in the media.

ANother name that has seen concrete links form is Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna. McKenna has just led the East England club to back-to-back promotions from League One to the Premier League, and as a former coach at United, he has deep links with Old Trafford.

However, former Man United star striker Louis Saha thinks that, despite McKenna’s achievements, he would provide doubts as the jump from Ipswich to United is a big leap. But that being said, Saha also explained that it would probably be well received.

“Kieran knows the club, and it’s an appointment that could be well received,” Saha told BetFred. “However, he would provide doubts because he’s never managed in the Premier League before and has never held a job as big as the Manchester United manager’s job. 

“We know about his qualities as a manager and how good he is tactically, but being the manager of Manchester United is very intense and can be tiring if you don’t have the right infrastructure.

“Hopefully under INEOS, Kieran would be protected and have less responsibility on his shoulders if he gets the job. I still believe the appointment would be a gamble, though.”