‘No Thanks’ ‘A Big Downgrade’ Fans Not Happy As United ‘Sound Out’ 44 y/o Manager To Replace Ten Hag

Manchester United have “sounded out” former Brighton head coach Roberto De Zerbi about replacing Erik ten Hag, according to The Guardian.

The 44-year-old left the Amex by mutual consent earlier this month, and he is free to hold discussions with the Red Devils. INEOS owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe is said to be “impressed” by the Italian’s style of play and the fact that he helped Brighton qualify for Europe for the first time last season.

After United’s win over Manchester City in the FA Cup final on Saturday, there is little appetite among the fanbase to sack ten Hag, and there was no enthusiasm for appointing De Zerbi when supporters on X heard about the news:

Will ten Hag be sacked by United?

The Guardian and the Daily Mail have both reported that the Red Devils will dispense with the services of the Dutchman. However, other sources still insist that his future hinges on the outcome of an end-of-season review.

That review is expected to take place over the next few days so fans may not have to wait long to find out whether ten Hag stays in charge.

Who are the candidates to succeed ten Hag?

In addition to De Zerbi, there are four other contenders for the job, including Thomas Tuchel, Mauricio Pochettino, Kieran McKenna and Thomas Frank.

Ipswich boss McKenna was also in the running for the position at Chelsea but the former United assistant has now dropped out of contention, leaving the path clear for United to hire him if they wish to do so.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.