Sir Jim Ratcliffe backs Erik ten Hag to continue as Man United manager
Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United have made a poor start to this season
Given the stringent rules governing the acquisition procedure, it is unclear whether Erik ten Hag has talked to Ratcliffe or gotten any guarantees regarding his prospects. But sources at Ineos have claimed that the head coach will be maintained despite Manchester United’s disappointing start to this campaign, with the new owners seeing a lengthy injury list as an important reducing element.
Erik ten Hag is expected to support Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s ambitions to completely reorganise Manchester United’s football section as part of his goal to boost the quality of the football team.
Ten Hag and Ratcliffe are believed to have a prior relationship because the latter is the owner of Nice; they also ran into one another at United’s Carrington training facility when the British billionaire was provided with a tour of the club’s establishments in March, despite there having been no communication in recent months.
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Ten Hag is probably excited about Ratcliffe’s planned investment because Ineos has a history of improving standards in sports like football, cycling, and sailing. His £1.3 billion offer is anticipated to be approved at the meeting of the Board on Thursday.
The former Ajax boss, who also enjoys cycling, brought Jumbo-Visma’s Merijn Zeeman to United’s winter training session last year in an effort to learn from him.
While Ten Hag has received support from United in the area of transfers, other club members have concerns about the way their business is run. The last two summers’ transfer funds for United were unclear from the start, which caused internal disarray over which players to pursue.
United ultimately spent £180 million on six new players, exceeding the initial Glazer family estimate of £60 million, which was primarily contributed by the £55 million acquisition of Mason Mount from Chelsea in July.
In the final match with Atalanta, United upped the transfer fee for Rasmus Hojlund from £50 million to £72 million despite having no set spending limit.