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Why Omar Berrada is picking Manchester United’s next manager after Erik ten Hag



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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag’s future will reportedly be decided by incoming chief executive Omar Berrada.

Ten Hag, 54, has had a somewhat mixed time during his 23 months in charge at Old Trafford.

Whilst Ten Hag has lost just 28 of his 102 games as United manager, the Red Devils’ poor league position and even worse goal difference has left his position at the club in jeopardy.

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But, with an upturn in form since the start of the new year, Ten Hag’s squad now find themselves still in with a chance of a top-four Premier League finish.

Additionally, Ten Hag guided United to their first trophy in over half a decade with last season’s Carabao Cup victory.

In his time as United boss Ten Hag also reached the final of last year’s FA Cup, something he may well replicate this season.

Despite this, the Dutchman’s future has remained unclear, with constant reports linking potential replacements such as Gareth Southgate to the United job.

According to a new report from the Manchester Evening News, United co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe will delegate any decision on Ten Hag’s fate to incoming chief executive Omar Berrada.

Berrada is currently on gardening leave at Manchester City, having left his role as chief football operatinf officer of the club back in January.

The report from the MEN notes that Ratcliffe feels that it would be wise for such a decision to be decided by someone with the footballing expertise of Berrada.

Berrada who is not set to start in his new role at United until the summer, will be seen as the “de facto kingmaker” of Ten Hag’s future at the club.