Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag ‘feels in limbo’ as Sir Jim Ratcliffe finalises reshuffle

Erik ten Hag, whose future at Manchester United could be on the line when his side host Liverpool today, is reportedly feeling ‘in limbo’ following the arrival of Sir Jim Ratcliffe. Ever since his 27 per cent purchase in the club was confirmed in December last year, Ratcliffe has made no secret of his desire to overhaul the regime at Old Trafford.

Omar Berrada, whose work was highly rated at Manchester City, has been appointed as the club’s new CEO. Ratcliffe is also on the verge of a deal to bring in Dan Ashworth from Newcastle as technical director.

United are also lining-up a move for Southampton’s director of football Jason Wilcox. Aside from the potential appointments taking place around him, the Dutchman’s position is also the subject of speculation after England manager Gareth Southgate was touted to take over at United after Euro 2024 this summer.

And according to the Sun, Ten Hag now ‘feels in limbo’ and is unable to plan for the summer transfer window. The INEOS boss, who has brought colleague Sir Dave Brailsford on board with him at the club, has been handed the responsibility of football operations and is expected to have the final word on transfers.

Tellingly, the 71-year-old has also declined to publicly back his manager. And the pressure will only serve to grow on Ten Hag if United are beaten by the Reds at Old Trafford, which would signify a club record 13th Premier League defeat of the campaign.

On Thursday, the Red Devils contrived to be 3-2 up nine minutes into injury time against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, only to lose 4-3. The result all but ended their Champions League hopes, with United kicking off today in sixth place and nine points behind Tottenham ahead of them

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