Manchester United have edged closer to naming Ajax boss Erik ten Hag as their new supervisor.
Outdated Trafford officers proceed to insist the method of appointing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s everlasting successor shouldn’t be full and that it’s untimely to say a deal has been performed.
Nonetheless, it’s understood Ten Hag is now the favoured candidate amongst senior figures at United.
It was clear the selection had narrowed to Ten Hag or Mauricio Pochettino.
Nonetheless, BBC Sport has been instructed it’s felt Ten Hag could be a greater match for the construction now in place at United, the place John Murtough is the soccer director, Darren Fletcher is technical director and interim boss Ralf Rangnick an advisor.
It’s not thought an official announcement is imminent and with Ajax nonetheless in a battle with PSV Eindhoven for the Dutch title, it’s potential United could delay it even additional out of respect for the Eredivisie giants, the place former United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar is chief government.
If the appointment is confirmed, it’s seemingly Ten Hag will herald a former United coach or participant as a part of his backroom crew, given it’s unlikely the remaining hyperlink to the Solskjaer period, Mike Phelan, will stay on the membership.
The excessive level of Ten Hag’s reign at Ajax was taking the membership to inside a minute of the 2019 Champions League ultimate, solely to be denied by a Spurs aspect managed by Pochettino.
Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel and Spain supervisor Luis Enrique had been each thought-about for the job however it was felt it was impractical to suppose both man would go away their current employment to be a part of United for the beginning of subsequent season.
It’s understood Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui was additionally spoken to concerning the function.