Manchester United target Erik Ten Hag drops massive hint on his future
Rangnick at the wheel for now
Manchester United have a new manager, in the form of Ralf Rangnick, following their disastrous start to the season.
Welcome to Manchester United, Ralf Rangnick 🔴🇩🇪#MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 29, 2021
Both, however, have said it will be a short-term arrangement.
As per the official statement on Manchester United’s website:
Manchester United is delighted to announce the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim manager until the end of the season, subject to work visa requirements.
Following this period, Ralf and the club have agreed that he will continue in a consultancy role for a further two years.
Meanwhile, Rangnick said:
” All my efforts for the next six months will be on helping these players fulfil their potential, both individually and, most importantly, as a team.
“Beyond that, I look forward to supporting the club’s longer-term goals on a consultancy basis.”
As a result, Manchester United will surely be looking for a new permanent manager come the summer.
Erik Ten Hag drops mixed news
One of those linked with the role is Ajax boss Erik Ten Hag, who has worked wonders with the Amsterdam side.
Now, in a recent interview, he has issued an update on his future, and it is mixed news for Manchester United fans.
Interviewed by Dutch outlet Volkskrant, Ten Hag was quizzed on his future, and the possibility of moving to a bigger club, and revealed:
“I think I’m ready for it. I would be happy to take up that challenge.”
“But I’m not chasing it. If it turns out that that step will never come, I will not say that my coaching career has failed. But I think I have sufficient competences to take on that challenge.”
However, he was also quick to point out that he remained happy at Ajax, with the report claiming:
Ten Hag leaves no doubt about where his priority currently lies: at Ajax, where he is still ‘happy’. It is quite conceivable that he will talk about contract extension in Amsterdam.
Have Manchester United just been handed a massive boost in their pursuit of the Ajax man?