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Manchester United: Ten Hag receives firm offer elsewhere

Manchester United have been stepping up their pursuit for the new manager that they are hoping to appoint to join Old Trafford this summer, however there could be a huge setback emerging already for the club as their front-runner is being chased by other clubs.

What’s the word?

The Daily Mail are reporting that Erik Ten Hag has spoken to two other European clubs with regular Champions League football, and has a firm offer from one of the clubs that he is interested in.

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The Ajax boss is said to have had an interview on Monday with the powers at Manchester United, but is understood to not be the only candidate who has been engaging in ongoing discussions with club chief executive, Richard Arnold and his team, according to the report.

Supporters will be worried

There is no doubt that Ten Hag has been a solid favourite for the challenging managerial position at Old Trafford amongst supporters ever since Ole Gunnar Solksjaer was sacked last November.

The 52-year-old is currently committed to managing his Dutch side, Ajax, but is clearly open to a new challenge if reports are to be believed with him being connected to a number of clubs, and with news emerging that the manager is attracting attention elsewhere it will surely worry Man United supporters as the club competes to seal the deal.

The achievements and progression that Ten Hag has made at his current club is clearly the reason he has become one of the most sought after managers, impressively reaching a Champions League semi-final in 2019 with Ajax and since then has won two Eredivisie titles and two KNVB Cups, with this winning mentality something that the Manchester giants are desperate for.

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The Red Devils manager decision is expected to be finalised imminently as the club works to rebuild their status and get back to winning ways as they are set to suffer their longest trophy drought in four decades, and gaining clarity on who will be the future manager could inspire a more settling atmosphere at the club as Ralf Rangnick sets to see out a disappointing season, after crashing out of all competitions.

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