Source: Man Utd delay Ten Hag decision further

According to a source who spoke to ESPN, Erik ten Hag’s wait to find out if he will continue as Manchester United manager is expected to last into the third week.

Since United’s triumph over Manchester City in the FA Cup final last month, the team’s managers, under the direction of INEOS director of sport Sir Dave Brailsford, have been conducting an end-of-season evaluation.

There were rumours that this week might see an announcement on Ten Hag’s future, which was a significant component of the assessment.

However, a source told ESPN that Ten Hag has not yet been notified of the ultimate decision because talks are still underway.

According to a source who spoke with ESPN, INEOS is unwilling to be hurried to a resolution, and United has not set a deadline for the process.

Ten Hag still has a year left on his Old Trafford deal, but after a disappointing Premier League season, his future is uncertain.

After finishing in eighth position, which was their lowest since 1990, United’s campaign was salvaged by winning the FA Cup with an unexpected 2-1 victory over City at Wembley.

In February 2023, Ten Hag won his first trophy as manager as he won the Carabao Cup. ESPN has been informed by sources that United has made inquiries about Thomas Tuchel, Mauricio Pochettino, Thomas Frank, Graham Potter, Kieran McKenna, and Roberto De Zerbi as potential successors.

McKenna has since signed a new long-term contract to stay at Ipswich Town.

Sources have also told ESPN that United hold an interest in Gareth Southgate, although he has so far refused to consider other jobs while he continues preparations for England’s campaign at Euro 2024.

According to a source close to ESPN, Ten Hag is adamant about remaining as United’s manager and declined the opportunity to talk about the manager position at Bayern Munich prior to the Bundesliga team appointing Vincent Kompany.

On July 15, United will play a friendly match against Rosenborg in Norway to kick off their preseason programme. After that, they will go to the United States for a summer tour.

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