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Sir Jim Ratcliffe 'doesn't want Erik ten Hag be long-term Man Utd manager' for two 'unacceptable' reasons

Sir Jim Ratcliffe 'doesn't want Erik ten Hag be long-term Man Utd manager' for two 'unacceptable' reasons

Erik ten Hag’s long-term future at Manchester United has been cast in doubt.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his INEOS team reportedly don’t want Erik ten Hag as a long-term manager at Manchester United.

Back in December, after months of speculation, it was confirmed that INEOS boss Ratcliffe had agreed a deal to buy a 25 per cent stake in the Old Trafford club.

It has been reported that Ratcliffe and his team will take charge of the football operations, with the Glazers heading up the commercial side.

Ratcliffe and his team have already hired Omar Berrada as CEO, poaching him from rivals Manchester City.

This week, it was reported that the businessman now wants Newcastle United’s Dan Ashworth to take over as sporting director.

Now, it has been claimed that Ratcliffe and Ashworth do not see Ten Hag as the Old Trafford club’s long-term manager.

Speaking on the latest episode of Football Insider’s Insider Track Podcast, journalist Pete O’Rourke claimed that club chiefs have branded United’s Champions League exit and their frequent uninspiring performances as unacceptable.

According to Football Insider’s sources, Ten Hag is not under threat right now but his long-term future remains uncertain.

Ten Hag has struggled to get the best out of his players this season as United currently sit sixth in the Premier League, their Champions League journey turned into a nightmare after a dismal group stage.


Speaking about the Ashworth situation, Newcastle boss Eddie Howe said: “Your concerns are relevant. I don't know quite how much I can say on that, but I share your feelings.”

When asked if the situation needs to be sorted quickly, Howe added: “It is better for everybody if that is the case. That's why I say he is in a position of power and there's a lot of intelligence and information, that is why it is a slightly unusual situation.”

United are back in action on Sunday when they take on Luton Town.

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Topics: Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Premier League, Football