Man Utd 'will separate from Erik ten Hag' after FA Cup final clash with Man City

Man Utd 'will separate from Erik ten Hag' after FA Cup final clash with Man City


Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 22/05/2024

- 15:46

Updated: 22/05/2024

- 15:47

The Dutchman has overseen a difficult season at Old Trafford

Manchester United will 'separate' from Erik ten Hag after Saturday's FA Cup final clash with Manchester City, it has been claimed.

The Red Devils finished eighth in the Premier League table this season, their worst-ever finish in the modern era.

While Ten Hag could yet win the FA Cup with United, it doesn't appear that will be enough to save his job.

And Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio says the Red Devils will part ways with Ten Hag after the weekend's big match at Wembley.

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Man Utd will reportedly 'separate' from Erik ten Hag after Sunday's FA Cup final clash with Man City


Speaking to, he said: "Manchester United will separate with ten Hag at the end of the season.”

“Manchester United will have a new coach and the options right now are [Kieran] McKenna and Mauricio Pochettino too.

"[Roberto] De Zerbi is on the list but hasn’t had direct contact in the last few days.”

Kieran McKenna used to be a coach at United.

But, since leaving Old Trafford, he's guided Ipswich to back-to-back promotions.

McKenna would represent a gamble at the age of 38.

But his knowledge of United could convince the club to roll the dice and bring him back to Old Trafford, nearly three years on from his departure.

United have longstanding interest in Mauricio Pochettino, who left Chelsea by mutual consent on Tuesday.

The Argentine was considered to replace Louis van Gaal in 2016 but, in the end, the Red Devils went for Jose Mourinho instead.

United also considered hiring Pochettino two years ago, when it became clear he'd be leaving Paris Saint-Germain.

Again he missed out, however, with the fallen giants going for Ten Hag instead.

According to Di Marzio, United will go for Pochettino if Chelsea end up landing McKenna.

“If McKenna doesn’t go to Chelsea he can be one of the front options for Manchester United," he said.

"If McKenna does go to Chelsea, United will look to push for Pochettino.

"But Manchester United will separate from Ten Hag at the end of the season.”


Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino is in the running to replace Erik ten Hag as Man Utd manager in the wake of his departure from Chelsea on Tuesday


Ten Hag, if he does lose his job, will likely feel aggrieved.

He did well enough last season, with United finishing third in the league and winning the Carabao Cup.

Yet there has been a huge drop-off this term, with the Red Devils looking unconvincing in the majority of their matches.

Kieran McKenna

Man Utd are also interested in bringing Kieran McKenna back to Old Trafford ahead of their FA Cup final clash with Man City


United will be out for revenge when they face City on Saturday, having lost to their fierce rivals in last year's FA Cup final.

Ilkay Gundogan broke the deadlock after two minutes, only for Bruno Fernandes to level from the penalty spot.

Yet Gundogan struck again to win the trophy for City, with the club then proceeding to win the Champions League just days later.

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