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Erik ten Hag to stay as Manchester United manager | UK News

Erik ten Hag to stay as Manchester United manager | UK News

[ad_1] Erik ten Hag is to stay as Manchester United manager, Sky News understands. The Dutchman has been the subject of intense speculation over his future at the club after a disappointing Premier League campaign, which saw United finish eighth. However they beat rivals Manchester City – the Premier League champions – to win the FA Cup final in a surprise 2-1 victory at Wembley at the end of the season. Image: Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes lifts the FA Cup. Pic: PA United have spent the past fortnight reviewing the 2023-24 campaign and overall first-team operation, leading to more questions over Ten Hag‘s position. But United have decided the 54-year-old will stay in his post after considering all eventualities, it is understood. Sky News sports correspondent Rob Harris said Ten Hag, who has been at the club for two seasons during which time United won the League Cup in 2023, is now in talks over a new contract. He signed a three-year deal with United in 2022 – which is due to expire next summer …

Erik ten Hag’s exit may be near but when will the Manchester United cycle stop? | Erik ten Hag

Erik ten Hag’s exit may be near but when will the Manchester United cycle stop? | Erik ten Hag

[ad_1] Erik ten Hag arrived at Manchester United promising to inspire flowing, thrilling transition football. And, you have to say, mission accomplished. You only had to watch Crystal Palace pouring forward at speed on Monday night, or Sheffield United bombing up the pitch at Old Trafford a couple of weeks ago, or indeed Coventry City in the recent FA Cup semi-final. Thanks to Ten Hag, United fans are being treated to sumptuous counterattacking fare on a near-weekly basis, even if – unhappily for Ten Hag’s job prospects – most of it these days seems to be getting played by the opposition. Yes: it’s an even-numbered year, so we’re discussing whether the Manchester United manager should be sacked. And so to David Moyes (2014), Louis van Gaal (2016), José Mourinho (2018), Ole Gunnar Solskjær (a pandemic-delayed 2021) and Ralf Rangnick (2022) can almost certainly be added Ten Hag (2024), another well-credentialled manager who just didn’t have what it takes to manage a massive club like United. Seriously unlucky! How do they keep ending up with these guys? …

Erik ten Hag’s Ming the Merciless act has given United only flashes of glory | Erik ten Hag

Erik ten Hag’s Ming the Merciless act has given United only flashes of glory | Erik ten Hag

[ad_1] And so the real business begins. The four months since Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Ineos bought a little over a quarter of Manchester United have been the phoney war. No transfers could be done, so little could be changed on the pitch. The task of Ratcliffe and his advisers was to watch and learn and rejig the executive tier so that when the window opens they are ready to act. That rejig has been more dramatic than many anticipated. The chief executive, Richard Arnold, and the football director, John Murtough, are just the highest profile departures. Omar Berrada will come in as chief executive from Manchester City when his notice period expires on 13 July while Murtough has effectively been replaced by Jason Wilcox, the new technical director, and Dan Ashworth, who will come in once the terms of his severance from Newcastle have been agreed. Other changes were announced on Tuesday in what feels like a general process of Ineos-ification, suggesting Ratcliffe may have a far bigger hand in the business side of …

Erik ten Hag labels reaction to Manchester United’s Coventry win ’embarrassing’ and a ‘disgrace’

Erik ten Hag labels reaction to Manchester United’s Coventry win ’embarrassing’ and a ‘disgrace’

[ad_1] Ten Hag admitted Antony should not have acted in such fashion but revealed that his behaviour was a reaction to early provocation from Coventry players. “Did you see the reaction of Harry Maguire?” Ten Hag asked. “He [Antony] was provoked. This was a reaction to that. You haven’t seen the provocation, you only saw the reaction. But he should not do it. “But I have also seen Harry Maguire straight after and others. We should acknowledge the performance from Coventry to come into that final and come back. We are for 70 minutes totally dominating the game by far and creating many chances and 3-0 must have been the game closed. But the return from their side was very good.” United play bottom club Sheffield United at Old Trafford on Wednesday night when Ten Hag could be without at least 12 senior players after his squad was further decimated by injuries sustained against Coventry. Ten Hag has doubts over Scott McTominay and Marcus Rashford and hopes Alejandro Garnacho and Bruno Fernandes can recover from …

‘He’s gone’ – Erik ten Hag decision ‘already made’ as Sir Jim Ratcliffe has new manager incoming

‘He’s gone’ – Erik ten Hag decision ‘already made’ as Sir Jim Ratcliffe has new manager incoming

[ad_1] Alan Shearer believes Sir Jim Ratcliffe and the Manchester United hierarchy may have already made their decision on Erik ten Hag’s future as manager. Ten Hag is under increasing pressure at United and his side’s limp collapse in the FA Cup semi-final against Coventry – which they only won on penalties after losing a 3-0 lead – has weakened his position. Thomas Tuchel, the current Bayern Munich manager and former boss of PSG and Chelsea, is the latest high-profile name to be linked to the United job with many now expecting Ten Hag to depart when the season ends. The Dutchman called speculation regarding his future “crazy” after the Coventry tie, but Shearer gets the sense that Ten Hag is running out of rope at Old Trafford. Speaking on The Rest is Football podcast, the former England striker said: “I think the future of the Manchester United manager is determined. Even if they win the FA Cup, I think he’s gone, I don’t think it matters. ALSO READ: Ten Hag responds to ‘crazy’ speculation …

2024 Series Mania Development Awards go to Kevin Macdonald, Erik Matti

2024 Series Mania Development Awards go to Kevin Macdonald, Erik Matti

[ad_1] Projects from Oscar-winning Scottish director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland), Philippine filmmaker Erik Matti (On the Job) and Austrian auteur Barbara Albert (Nordrand) have been picked as the most promising new TV pitches at this year’s Series Mania festival. Macdonald’s George Blake, a real-life spy thriller about the famed double agent, and Matti’s The Squatter, an East-meets-West crime story about a secretive Filipino maid and a tenacious Ukrainian detective who team up, won this year’s Beta Development Awards and will receive $54,000 (€ 50,000) each in development cash from European production and sales company Beta Group. In addition to his feature work, which includes The Mauritanian with Tahar Rahim and Jodie Foster, and State of Play starring Ben Affleck and Russell Crowe, Macdonald has helmed several acclaimed documentaries, including the Oscar-winning One Day in September (2000), 2004’s Touching The Void and 2013’s Marley. Matti’s crime thriller On the Job 2: The Missing 8 premiered in Venice in 2021, where it won the best actor honor for star John Arcilla. His other credits …

Erik ten Hag tells United to ‘grow up’ after conceding soft goals against Spurs | Manchester United

Erik ten Hag tells United to ‘grow up’ after conceding soft goals against Spurs | Manchester United

[ad_1] Erik ten Hag criticised his Manches­ter United players for not being “more man” at corners as his team twice let the lead slip in a 2-2 draw with Tottenham. Goals from Rasmus Højlund and Marcus Rashford put United ahead on three and 40 minutes but ­Richarlison and Rodrigo Bentancur pegged the hosts back. Richarlison’s header came from a corner at which Aaron Wan‑Bissaka lost the No 9, and from two more ­corners Diogo Dalot cleared a ­Bentancur attempt off the line and Cristian Romero hit the bar. The game was the first attended by Sir Jim Ratcliffe since the Ineos ­owner’s 25% buy-in was announced. Ten Hag was asked what the 71‑year‑old had seen. “He will have seen a team fighting for each other and trying to get a win,” the manager told Sky Sports. “He has seen two great goals on our side and also what he should have noticed is we should be more man when we have to defend corners. “You have to grow up and be more physical, head the ball away. …

Erik ten Hag ‘looking forward’ to working with Sir Jim Ratcliffe | Manchester United

Erik ten Hag ‘looking forward’ to working with Sir Jim Ratcliffe | Manchester United

[ad_1] Erik ten Hag praised his Manchester United team for their belief after they staged a stunning second half comeback to beat Aston Villa 3-2, with the manager adding that he is looking forward to working with the club’s new 25% shareholder, Sir Jim Ratcliffe. Rasmus Højlund’s strike on 82 minutes – his long-awaited first Premier League goal – proved the winner. It came in front of the watching Sir Dave Brailsford, who will take a place on United’s board and report to Ratcliffe, whose stake in United was finally confirmed on Christmas Eve. Ten Hag was asked what he thought Brailsford and Ratcliffe would make of the fightback. “I don’t know. You will have to ask them,” he said. The Dutchman denied the protracted deal, which took 13 months to complete, had affected his side. “I don’t think it has had an impact on the players. I was kept informed in the whole process, first by Richard Arnold [former CEO] and then Patrick Stewart [acting CEO], so I knew what was going on. We’re …

Erik ten Hag insists he can improve club’s fortunes despite West Ham loss | Manchester United

Erik ten Hag insists he can improve club’s fortunes despite West Ham loss | Manchester United

[ad_1] Erik ten Hag insisted he can turn Manchester United’s season around after they fell to an insipid 2-0 defeat at West Ham at the London Stadium. United, who have lost 13 times in all competitions this season, dropped to eighth in the Premier League after another blunt display. They have not scored in four consecutive games and their £72m striker, Rasmus Højlund, was substituted in the 57th minute, but Ten Hag pointed to injuries when he was asked about his future. “We have issues,” United’s manager said. “We have many setbacks, injuries, etc. But the players on the pitch are good enough to win games. It is about getting into the box. Make sure you are there. Have the willingness to arrive there and to score a goal.” “We didn’t score the goal. We needed the first goal. We were controlling the game and didn’t give West Ham anything. We created three good chances and didn’t take them. One moment of switching off and we are down and losing the game.” Ten Hag, who …

Erik ten Hag still unclear over Manchester United’s injury problems | Manchester United

[ad_1] Erik ten Hag has said Manchester United remain unsure why they have sustained so many injuries despite conducting an internal investigation. The manager has been without up to 11 players owing to various problems this season, with Casemiro, Lisandro Martínez, Tyrell Malacia, Harry Maguire, Mason Mount, Kobbie Mainoo and Victor Lindelöf absent for Saturday’s early kick-off at West Ham. Christian Eriksen, Amad Diallo, Luke Shaw and Raphaël Varane have previously been missing. Ten Hag said: “We did research about it but there are so many factors, you can’t point at one factor. But in this moment what is most important is that we have to deal with it and we have to work to get the players back as soon as possible because we know we have a strong squad once we have everyone on board.” skip past newsletter promotion Sign up to Football Daily Kick off your evenings with the Guardian’s take on the world of football “,”newsletterId”:”the-fiver”,”successDescription”:”Kick off your evenings with the Guardian’s take on the world of football”}” config=”{“renderingTarget”:”Web”,”darkModeAvailable”:false}”>Privacy Notice: Newsletters …