Erik ten Hag ‘prepared to resign’ as Ratcliffe issues ultimatum to Man Utd

This article contains affiliate links, and we will receive a commission on any sales generated from it. Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, is reportedly considering leaving the club at the end of the season unless given certain assurances by the new minority shareholder, Sir Jim Ratcliffe. Ratcliffe, who is expected to attend the Red Devils’ FA Cup semi-final against Coventry on Sunday after completing the London Marathon, has taken the reins at Old Trafford and is overseeing a major overhaul of the club.

Despite believing that he and Ratcliffe are on the “same page,” Ten Hag has not yet received public backing from the 71-year-old. Without assurances of a long-term future at the club, Ten Hag is willing to leave, even though he still has a year remaining on his current contract. Under the previous regime, Ten Hag had autonomy over recruitment.

However, the anticipated arrival of Dan Ashworth alongside CEO Omar Berrada and technical director Jason Wilcox could limit his role moving forward. Despite the uncertainty, Ten Hag remains focused on improving the team and creating economic value for the club. He expressed confidence in his approach and clarified that he is not concerned about external opinions.

Manchester United currently trails 13 points behind fourth-placed Aston Villa, and Ratcliffe emphasized the importance of the team playing Champions League football next season. Winning silverware may help sway Ratcliffe’s decision, but United faces the challenge of the FA Cup semi-final with only one fit centre-back. With the final against Manchester City awaiting the victor, the team faces an important moment in the competition.

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