Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, has only been on the job for six months.
The job security of Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has been raised in light of the potential sale of the Red Devils.
After confirming they are investigating the possibility of a full scale, the club’s current owners, the Glazers, may decide to sell it after receiving interest from a number of parties.
Jim Ratcliffe, the owner of Ineos and one of the richest men in Britain, has been mentioned as a potential buyer, and Amancio Ortega, the CEO of Apple and Zara, is said to be interested in what could end up being a £ 6 billion sale, a record for a football club.
In his brief time at Old Trafford, Dutch coach Ten Hag has impressed. He has handled a number of challenging situations, including Cristiano Ronaldo’s unhappiness, which led to the mutual termination of the Portuguese striker’s contract.
The Red Devils are currently fifth in the Premier League standings, but ex-United midfielder Paul Parker has forewarned Ten Hag that a potential new owner might want to hire a different head coach.
Parker admitted to Futbin that his main worry is that the new owners might want to appoint their own manager, in which case Man United would have to start from scratch.
It has been quite a dramatic time for the Glazers at Manchester United. After Sir Alex Ferguson left, nobody could have predicted how disastrous things would turn out. Particularly since Sir Alex Ferguson and Robin Van Persie left, Glazers have been an absolute living nightmare.
Re-acquiring American owners would be the worst scenario for the club. We already saw that having them in the club wasn’t beneficial, and Liverpool provided additional evidence of that.
In England, Americans don’t seem to fit in well and they frequently face infrastructure or financial difficulties. However, the origin of the owners generally doesn’t matter to football fans. It doesn’t matter how well they manage the club as long as they do it.