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Sir Jim Ratcliffe changes stance on Erik ten Hag with replacement managers revealed



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Sir Jim Ratcliffe has a big decision to make regarding Erik ten Hag and the manager’s future at Manchester United.

With all the changes that are set to take place once Sir Jim Ratcliffe takes over sporting control of Manchester United, Erik ten Hag‘s job was not expected to be one of them.

Richard Arnold has stepped down from his role as CEO of the club, with INEOS expected to install multiple of their own appointments at Old Trafford, but now Ten Hag’s job is expected to become increasingly vulnerable.

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This is according to The Telegraph, which explains that once Sir Jim Ratcliffe takes control of football operations, Ten Hag’s job will be on the line unless there is a dramatic improvement in the results after a poor number of months.

The club have been knocked out of all European competition and sit sixth in the Premier League table, six points behind fouth-placed Manchester City and ten points off Liverpool in top spot.

Meanwhile, it has been reported by The Sun that former Brighton and Chelsea manager Graham Potter is the man who Ratcliffe is looking toward to replace Ten Hag should the Dutchman get sacked.

It is claimed that Ratcliffe has met with Potter and is his personal favourite to take other the job should it become available.

However, this conflicts with reports from Spain that Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui is one of four managers under consideration.

Ten Hag’s job is under increasing pressure after their exit in the Champions League which has left a £28 million hole in their budget, which will now need to be made up elsewhere. However, it is also important to note that it would cost United around £15 million to get rid of Ten Hag.