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Erik ten Hag on borrowed time although there is currently no obvious replacement

“The club has struggled to find a long-term successor since Sir Alex retired.”

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Manchester United has been grossly underperforming this question, which begs the obvious question: will Erik ten Hag still be the manager come August?

The club has struggled to find a long-term successor since Sir Alex retired. All things considered, only José Mourinho, a proven winner, came close to something that resembles success.

There has been so many rumours surrounding ten Hag’s future at the club, and rightly so. The club is currently experiencing one of its worst seasons ever under his tenure.

This comes off the back of what one might consider a successful season in the 22/23 season. A trophy, cup final and 3rd in the League was very commendable for ten Hag in his first season at the hottest seat in world football.

Whenever there is a looming managerial change at United, there normally is a contingent of possible replacements the top brass is looking at.

Sir Alex put his trust in Moyes after his resignation, and that did not go well.

Moyes was biting well, more than he could chew and there was a line of elite managers being whispered of.

Now outgoing Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp was he fans’ choice for the job, while Ferguson fancied Don Carlo Ancelotti. Passionate Atleti manager ‘Cholo’ Simeone was also piqued for the job, with Antonio Conte also being in the running.

Former United Chief executive Ed Woodward ignored all the noise and settled on Louis van Gaal, which did not exactly go well.

After Mourinho’s tenure, United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjær was appointed on an interim basis, with Mauricio Pochettino being the obvious choice for the long term.

The Norwegian, Ole, charmed United’s board and landed himself the job on a permanent basis.

After his sacking and Ralf Ragnick’s interim tenure, which was some of the toughest moments for United fans, Poch was again the favourite to land the job permanently before ten Hag piqued him.

Erik ten Hag’s time at Old Trafford may be coming to an end, but there are currently no obvious replacements. Graham Potter’s name has come up in a report or two on account of his well-standing relationship with incoming sporting director Dan Ashworth, but we all remember what happened the last time he was viewed as a club’s saviour.

Chelsea had put all their eggs in his basket and he ended up being sacked after 31 games.

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