It was reported by 90min that Manchester United plans to start talks with boss Erik ten Hag about a new contract.
Ten Hag became United’s manager in 2022. In his first season, the team won the Carabao Cup and ended third in the Premier League. United has responded with two wins in as many days, but the new season has got off to a rough start with four losses and a number of problems off the field. On Tuesday night, they beat Crystal Palace 3-0.
The Dutchman’s deal with United ends in June 2025, but it could be extended for another year. But it’s thought that talks about renewing the deal were always set for about 18 months after the first one was signed. Someone in charge of the club has already talked to Ten Hag’s camp and wants to stick with them.
The Glazer family said ten months ago that they were “beginning a process to explore strategic alternatives” about buying the club or transferring ownership. The process has made things unstable for both the staff and the club since then.
Since he started his job, Chief Executive Richard Arnold has been in charge of all processes. He is trying to renew the contracts of players and staff in the normal way. Marcus Rashford signed a new long-term deal over the summer, and Ten Hag is now said to be ready to talk.
Ten Hag is thought to be very happy with Arnold and John Murtough, who still fully back him, despite recent bad results and problems off the field. As of late, they showed their support for Ten Hag, 53, during a fight with Jadon Sancho because they believe he is still the best player to lead United forward.
Ten Hag recently said in public that the club wanted him to “set and control standards” because “there was no good culture” before he came from Ajax. Big investments of money and wages were made in Sancho in 2021, but the strong still fully support the management.
In the past year, Cristiano Ronaldo quit the team after getting into another public fight with Ten Hag. Harry Maguire recently also lost his leadership position. According to the club, Ten Hag was very important in keeping the players and staff in line and working together while there was a lot of trouble with the club’s control.
Even though they haven’t heard back from the Glazer family yet, Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sheikh Jassim are still in the running to buy United. The Raine Group, which is in charge of the takeover on the family’s account, is also waiting to hear from the Glazers about the proposals made for United. People think that they are waiting for the deal to go through in order to hit £6 billion.