Erik ten Hag’s job at Manchester United seems secure for the foreseeable future, with reports indicating that Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the club’s owner, is yet to make a final decision on the manager’s future. Recent improvements in United’s form, with only one loss in their last five Premier League games and a 3-0 win over West Ham, have contributed positively to Ten Hag’s position. Additionally, his willingness to embrace youth players has also strengthened his case.
The acceptance of the challenges Ten Hag has faced this season is also noted by the United board. INEOS, the club’s ownership group, is not looking to create further instability by sacking Ten Hag after two seasons, and it is likely that he will remain in his role beyond the current season unless United fails to challenge for a top-four spot. The Guardian supports these reports, emphasizing that Ten Hag is safe in his role as long as United’s form does not drastically decline.
The immediate priority for the club’s leadership is to determine what is necessary to return the club to its former glory. Recent discussions between Ratcliffe and Ten Hag have been described as “very positive,” with both parties expressing a constructive meeting and a shared vision for the club’s future. There is an emphasis on integration and collaboration to work towards common strategies and goals.