Manchester United need more than £15m if they want to sack Erik ten Hag
United are currently in ninth place in Ten Hag’s second season as Red Devils’ manager
The dismissal of Erik ten Hag would price Manchester United an all-time high £15,500,000.
After his team was thrashed 3-0 by neighbours Manchester City on Sunday, the Dutch manager is under tremendous scrutiny; some of his tactics have even left his players perplexed.
The £9 million-per-year deal that Ten Hag has with Old Trafford expires in the summer of 2025.
But following the struggling Red Devils’ fifth league loss in ten games on Sunday, his future at the Theatre of Dreams is now in doubt.
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Since the time Sir Alex Ferguson left Old Trafford in 2013, Manchester United have fired coaches for an incredible £38 million.
If the Glazers choose to fire another leader, they will have to pay Ten Hag his guaranteed salary, which is estimated to be over £15 million, according to the Daily Mirror.
The payout is an all-time high for the club because prior managers who were fired, such as David Moyes (£7 million), Louis van Gaal (£8.4 million), and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (£7.5 million), received significantly less compensation.
The Dutchman’s possible payment has been matched only by Jose Mourinho (£15 million).
Ten Hag chastised his Red Devil teammates for their lacklustre performance against City in the second half, which has further cast doubt on their future at the team.
The United Chief insisted that his team would never be able to play like his victorious Ajax team.
Ten Hag won three league titles during his productive four-and-a-half seasons with the Eredivisie team from 2017 to 2022. A few athletes expressed their emotions during the hearing in the locker room.
They specifically questioned Antony’s substitution so late in the game, as well as the roles Victor Lindelof and Bruno Fernandes played.
Furthermore, Ten Hag’s position may be further jeopardised by Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s impending visit, since potential adjustments may be in store.