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Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim Ratcliffe make Erik ten Hag decision amid potential Man United takeover



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Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim Ratcliffe have made their decision on the future of Erik ten Hag amid the potential takeover of Manchester United.

The Glazer family could finally sell the club after 18 years in charge. Sheikh Jassim and Ratcliffe are the two front runners.

Representatives of the Qatari-based bid met with United chiefs on Thursday, whilst Ratcliffe and his INOES team were pictured meeting Richard Arnold and co at Old Trafford on Friday. Both teams were shown PowerPoint presentations at Carrington where financial details were discussed.

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Erik ten Hag has impressed during his first season in charge at Old Trafford, winning the club’s first trophy in six years after the Carabao Cup victory.

The Reds are also third in the Premier League and remain in the latter stages of the FA Cup and Europa League.

Chelsea’s sacking of Thomas Tuchel after their takeover last year provided slight concern over the future of the Dutchman at Old Trafford. Sometimes new owners want to have a clean slate and bring their own manager into the club.

However, the latest reports from Simon Mullock of the Mirror suggest that both of the prospective owners are in agreement that Ten Hag is the man to bring success back to United.

The club have indicated to the manager that they want to reward him for the progress he has made during his short time at the club and they are already planning to draw up an extended deal for the Dutchman, who signed a three-year contract at United last summer.

When asked about the takeover, Ten Hag stated that he’s focused on the on-pitch issues for his side, who are still in three competitions heading into the tail-end of the season.

“Others in the club are dealing with potential investors. My job is to focus on the game so let’s talk about the game Fulham, it is a big tie so let’s get ready for that,” he explained.

Although the manager did mention his brief meeting with Ratcliffe on Friday afternoon. “I just met him and shook hands but I am focused on the game,” he said. “We play a big game on Sunday and all our focus is on that.”