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Man United now have clear 'frontrunner' in search for potential Erik ten Hag replacement

Man United now have clear 'frontrunner' in search for potential Erik ten Hag replacement

Erik ten Hag's future at Manchester United remains unclear but there is an overwhelming favourite to replace him.

There is now a clear frontrunner in the Manchester United's search for a new manager, according to reports.

Erik ten Hag's future is still uncertain at Old Trafford after United's disappointing season saw them finish in eighth place on 60 points.

The Red Devils lost 14 times in the Premier League and conceded 58 goals but could still end the campaign with silverware as they contest the FA Cup final against rivals City for the second consecutive on Saturday.

United will make a decision on Ten Hag after the final at Wembley, but The Guardian say the club have an ideal candidate in mind should they decide to relieve him of his duties.

Jamie Jackson reports that Thomas Tuchel is the leading contender, with figures at United feeling as though he has the tools to get them back to their previous heights.

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Sir Jim Ratcliffe is leading the search for a potential new coach, with key assistance from INEOS colleagues Sir Dave Brailsford, Jean Claude-Blanc and United's new technical director Jason Wilcox.

Thomas Frank and the recently departed Mauricio Pochettino are also believed to be on United's shortlist, as well as former coach Kieran McKenna - who achieved promotion with Ipswich Town in impressive fashion.

The 38-year-old also has interest from both Chelsea and Brighton.

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Those within United's set-up are also known admirers of England boss Gareth Southgate, who is out of contract in December 2024.

Tuchel will soon be a free agent after announcing he will be leaving Bayern Munich following a trophyless season.

That decision had been made earlier in the campaign but Bayern tried to convince him to stay on after missing out of a number of managerial candidates.

After rejections aplenty, they look to have settled for Burnley boss and former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany.

Tuchel has ten major trophies to his name, including the 2021 Champions league with Chelsea.

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Topics: Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag, Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea