United managerial target has turned down Bayern approach to return to coaching in the PL – report

West Ham United and Manchester United have reached an agreement for Julen Lopetegui to take over as manager of the latter team for the forthcoming campaign.

Because of Erik ten Hag’s team’s dismal performance, the Spaniard has been connected to the Old Trafford position.

The United manager’s future is still up in the air. Although Ten Hag says he intends to manage next season, some of his recent remarks and actions during news conferences suggest he knows his time as United’s manager is running out.

Numerous individuals, including Ruben Amorim, Graham Potter, and Thomas Tuchel, have been connected to the position.

The Red Devils were reportedly monitoring the negotiations between the Spaniard and AC Milan, which finally collapsed last week.

According to rumors, the head coach was confused by how the deal fell through but he was still hoping that United would want to hire him.

Fabrizio Romano, nevertheless, claims that this won’t happen because he has already reached an agreement with West Ham, a Premier League team.

He posted on X, “Julen Lopetegui has agreed terms with West Ham to become new head coach replacing David Moyes from next season.”

“Lopetegui has accepted West Ham’s proposal, ready to proceed to formal stages. Details being finalised then contracts will be signed but agreement in place.”

It’s interesting to note that the former coach of Spain’s national team apparently declined the Bayern Munich position this week because the Hammers have given him the chance to return to English football, where he had his sights set.

It is reasonable to suppose that United might have easily persuaded the manager to join the Old Trafford team if they had shown greater interest in him.

The news’ confirmation adds another name to cross off the list of possible candidates for United’s leadership.

Although it makes sense to keep a manager in place until after the cup final, the Red Devils’ disorganized, unsustainable style of play and the possibility that they would finish the league in eighth place and miss out on Europe altogether indicate that INEOS is taking too long to make a decision before firing the current coach.

While some major names are still attainable, there’s no reason to panic just yet. However, the longer they wait, the higher the chance they run of losing out on the right managerial appointment, whoever that may be.

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