Manchester United are reportedly refusing to meet with any sports agents who they believe are looking to pitch candidates to replace Erik ten Hag as first-team manager. Sources revealed that one representative of a well-known manager had a scheduled meeting canceled amid fears that the conversation would be directed at Ten Hag’s managerial position.
Ten Hag has found himself under pressure as Man United have struggled to find form this season. In 18 competitive matches in all competitions, United has won nine matches and lost another nine; a disappointing start given that Ten Hag lifted the club to a third-placed Premier League finish last season as well as the Carabao Cup title.
Later this week, United is expected to announce Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s purchase of a 25% stake in the club. He is then expected to take over football operations, where he will work alongside Ten Hag. The British billionaire is believed to be impressed by Ten Hag’s coaching while having faith in the Dutch manager to take the club forward.