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Ten Hag to stay as Manchester United manager

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Amid uncertainty surrounding his future at Old Trafford, Erik ten Hag, is set to continue his role as Manchester United‘s manager following a performance review conducted by the club, as reported by British media on Tuesday.

The Premier League club is now in discussions with Ten Hag regarding a contract extension, with his current deal entering its final season.

Man United initiated the review immediately after the FA Cup final. Despite speculation that Ten Hag would be dismissed regardless of the match’s outcome, United’s 2-1 victory over Manchester City at Wembley has allowed the club to approach the review more positively.

“Constructive conversations” have been held with Ten Hag concerning the review’s results, and it was determined that keeping the 54-year-old Dutchman in charge is the preferred option.

There were rumours about Ten Hag’s future following a challenging second season at Old Trafford, which saw an eighth-place finish in the Premier League and an early exit from the Champions League group stage. However, his leadership during the FA Cup final bolstered his position.

The Press Association reported that Man United has decided Ten Hag will remain as manager after a comprehensive review of the 2023/24 season and the overall first-team operations. With Ten Hag’s contract set to expire next summer, negotiations for an extension have reportedly begun.

Ten Hag expressed his satisfaction with the decision, although there were suggestions that he was frustrated with the time taken for the review.

Thomas Tuchel and Mauricio Pochettino were considered potential candidates to replace Ten Hag, but have since been ruled out. Other names linked to the job, including Graham Potter, Thomas Frank, Roberto de Zerbi, and Gareth Southgate, were not pursued further.