A recent United fan poll by The Athletic found that 58% of the club’s fans want Ajax manager Erik ten Hag to be the next permanent manager. The 51-year-old is considered one of the favourites to replace Manchester United in 2022 when Ralf Rangnick’s time as interim expires. Manchester United owners, the Glazer family and newly appointed CEO Richard Arnold consider Barcelona’s Luis Enrique, along with Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino and Ajax manager Erik ten Hag.
Ten Hag, thanks to these accomplishments, has built a portfolio strong enough to establish himself for work at some of the biggest clubs in Europe, including Manchester United. Ten Hag last month became the fastest manager in history to reach 100 league wins with Ajax, a feat accomplished in 128 games, but Ten Hag’s success is not limited to the Eredivisie. Although it’s not mid-February yet, Ten Hag is threatening to add even more success to his resume this season; Ajax is currently at the top of the Eredivisie table, two points clear of PSV Eindhoven, having won 18 of Ajax’s first 24 games, conceding just seven goals in the season.
Erik ten Hag helped Ajax reach the semi-finals of the Champions League a few seasons ago and made them play world-class football again by winning all six European group stage matches, this time. Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham Hotspur isn’t the only one with a chance. Ajax boss Erik ten Hag takes English lessons before any interviews with Manchester United to make sure he speaks English fluently to the Daily Mail.
Interim manager Ralf Rangnick has stabilised the team after replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and will take on a consultant role. Interim manager Ralph Rangik improved his record after Solskjaer was sacked in November. Interim manager Ralf Rangnick’s tenure, was marked by reports of unhappiness and friction in the locker room. The hunt for the Manchester United manager continues after recent reports suggest they would not promote Ralf Rangnick from interim manager to full-time manager, leaving the door open for top running backs Mauricio Pochettino and Ajax manager Erik ten Hag.
Manchester United have had a long-term interest in Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino, preferring then-Argentine Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho after the Portugal boss was sacked in December 2018. Still, Ole’s early success as interim manager led to his permanent appointment, and Pochettino remained at Spurs until his sacking in November 2019. The Dutchman is currently one of the favourites to become United’s next manager, having won five trophies since taking over at the Johan Cruyff Stadium in 2017. That includes two Eredivisie champions. Several managers are vying for the prestigious spot as Manchester United’s next manager.