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“Too early…” Fresh Manchester United reports played down by Fabrizio Romano



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Fabrizio Romano has played down reports that Thomas Frank could become the next manager of Manchester United following scrutiny aimed at Erik ten Hag.

Erik ten Hag‘s position as Manchester United manager is under scrutiny due to a series of poor performances and disappointing results.

The team’s inconsistent form, tactical issues, and failure to meet expectations in key competitions have led to growing dissatisfaction among fans and the club’s hierarchy. Consequently, there have been rumours about potential replacements, with Thomas Tuchel, Gareth Southgate, and Thomas Frank being linked to the job.

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Tuchel’s experience and success with Chelsea, Southgate’s familiarity with English football, and Frank’s impressive work at Brentford have made them attractive candidates for the role.

Links between United and the latter on that list are the most recent, coming from earlier this week, but they have now been played down by world-renowned football journalist Fabrizio Romano.

Patience is needed

Speaking to CaughtOffside about Ten Hag’s future and the links with Frank, Romano downplayed the rumours and emphasised the need for patience while waiting for United co-owners INEOS to make their final decision.

“We’re hearing more speculation about the Manchester United job, with Brentford boss Thomas Frank the latest name to be linked as a potential replacement for Erik ten Hag,” Romano said.

“Still, as I always repeat about Manchester United – no decision has been made about Ten Hag’s position, and we have to wait for that in order to understand what they will do with the new manager. There are many links, but nothing will be concrete until they decide on Ten Hag.

“I like Frank and he’s done an impressive job at Brentford, but it’s too early at the moment to be talking about him or anyone else as a candidate for United. Let’s see how Ten Hag ends the season, with two more league matches and the FA Cup final still to come.”

Frank’s reply

Thomas Frank himself has addressed the rumours, explaining that while he is flattered by the interest, he is happy at Brentford, where he has spent the last six seasons.

“First of all, I think it is flattering and a recognition of the work I’ve done,” Frank explained. “And I’m glad that others are noticing the work we are doing at Brentford. But, having said that, what goes on at Brentford is not a one-man show.”

He continued: “I am really happy where I am. It is close to being the perfect club to be at. I can see myself being here for many more years.

“I am close to the owner, to the sports director, everyone around the club. Brentford is a club where I really feel at home.”