Man Utd 'WILL part ways with Erik ten Hag' despite FA Cup win over Man City

Man Utd 'WILL part ways with Erik ten Hag' despite FA Cup win over Man City

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 27/05/2024

- 13:52

Updated: 27/05/2024

- 14:04

The Dutchman looks set to leave Old Trafford after two years in charge

Manchester United are set to part ways with Erik ten Hag after an internal review of their season, according to reports.

The Dutchman steered his side to FA Cup glory on Saturday, with the Red Devils beating Manchester City 2-1 due to goals from Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo.

It was Ten Hag's second trophy at United, having won the Carabao Cup last year.

It has been a dreadful season for the Red Devils, however, with the club finishing eighth in the Premier League table.

Man Utd Erik ten Hag

Man Utd will reportedly part ways with Erik ten Hag despite their FA Cup win over Man City


They were dumped out of the Champions League in the group stages as well, with the fallen giants also toiling in the Carabao Cup.

With Ten Hag winning his second trophy with United, some thought maybe he'd end up staying at Old Trafford after all.

Yet the Daily Mail say the titans are set to part ways with Ten Hag instead after conducting an end-of-season review behind the scenes.

It appears that, despite their cup triumph, INEOS are determined to go with their own man instead.

And who that ends up being is something only time will tell.

Thomas Tuchel has admirers at United, having previously impressed during spells at Bayern Munich, Chelsea, PSG and Borussia Dortmund.

He is a combative character, however, and that's something that could count against him.

United have seen Kieran McKenna shine as Ipswich manager ever since his departure from Old Trafford in 2021.

But hiring the 38-year-old would be a risk given his young age and the fact he's never managed in the Premier League.

United's interest in Mauricio Pochettino dates back to when he was manager of Southampton, with Sir Alex Ferguson known to rate the former Chelsea boss.

Pochettino is currently available, having left Stamford Bridge by mutual consent last week.

Whether he would be keen on making such a swift return to management is unclear, however.

Thomas Frank has helped Brentford punch well above their weight during his time at the Gtech Community Stadium.

The Dane is another candidate under consideration, though Chelsea are also interested.

And the fifth and final name on United's shortlist, at least for now, is former Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi.


Man Utd Erik ten Hag

Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag looks poised to leave Old Trafford despite winning the FA Cup on Saturday


De Zerbi recently left the Amex Stadium after a successful 18-month spell in charge.

Like with Frank, however, Chelsea are also keen on the 44-year-old as they consider their own restructure.

Meanwhile, former Premier League star Danny Murphy thinks Ten Hag should be axed by United after failing 'too many times' this term.

"I'm pleased he has won a second trophy because he's had to put up with a hell of a lot at Old Trafford," he said.

"At the same time, it is normal for a manager to take criticism at such a big club.

Mauricio Pochettino Roberto De Zerbi

Man Utd have Mauricio Pochettino and Roberto De Zerbi on their shortlist of potential Erik ten Hag replacements


"He has failed repeatedly and I don't think this final will be enough to save him because the United owners cannot base their decision on one match.

"United have been horrendous too many times this season. Fans of rival clubs would love Ten Hag to stay because they don't see him as the figure to push the team on.

"Clubs are criticised for changing managers without having a successor lined up, but also slammed for seeing what is out there first, which is deemed disrespectful to the incumbent.

"My view is that after the season United have had, it was imperative for the club to look at viable options. I don’t think the hierarchy will feel guilty if Ten Hag is upset. He will be well compensated if he leaves and his job would not be under threat if the team had performed.

"United have to be competitive in big competitions. They have been nowhere near it for a year and the buck stops with the manager. I would be amazed if there isn’t a change, despite yesterday."

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