Ten Hag to stay put at Manchester United

Manchester United Manager Eric Ten Hag.

Erik ten Hag will remain as manager of Manchester United following a post-season review by the club’s board.

It is understood they are now talking to Ten Hag about extending his contract, which is about to enter its final season.

United instigated their review immediately after the FA Cup final.

Ten Hag went into the game against Manchester City at Wembley amid a backdrop of reports claiming he would be sacked no matter the outcome

Instead, United’s deserved 2-1 victory allowed the club hierarchy to approach the review in a more positive light.

It is understood what are being described as “constructive conversations” with Ten Hag have taken place around the outcome of the review.

All eventualities were considered and the clear preference was for the 54-year-old Dutchman to remain in charge.

Ten Hag is known to be delighted at the outcome, though there were suggestions he was getting irritated at the time taken for United to reach it.

United do not believe two weeks is an unreasonable length of time to conduct a thorough assessment of what is the first season under a change of ownership.

Former Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel is thought to have spoken to new United co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe last week but ruled himself out of the running, while the club’s interest in Mauricio Pochettino cooled even though he was available after his exit from Chelsea.

Former Brighton and Chelsea boss Graham Potter, Brentford manager Thomas Frank, Ex-Brighton boss Roberto de Zerbi and England manager Gareth Southgate have also been linked with the job.

Brentford were never contacted about Frank, and appointing Southgate this summer was impossible because of his commitments with England.

Ten Hag has been on holiday with his family in Ibiza.

story courtesy of bbc.co.uk/sports