Manchester United’s negotiations with Erik ten Hag are at “an advanced stage”, sources have told ESPN, with the framework of a deal in place for him to become Old Trafford’s new manager.
Sources on both sides of the negotiations insist a formal deal has yet to be signed, but Ten Hag is expected to be announced as the next permanent boss, possibly before the end of April.
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ESPN announced last week that United were close to finalizing the appointment, and Ten Hag was keen to ensure he has the best chance of success, and raised questions during club structure talks, the recruitment process and how much money will be available. to strengthen the workforce.
However, sources close to the 52-year-old have pointed out that he has never demanded full control over signings and insists he is happy to have a veto over new players as well. than on the recruitment department, which is in line with the power given to former managers. Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Sources added that Ten Hag is happy with the plans for his role in the club’s future and is ready to sign a three-year contract with the option of a further year.
Ten Hag will remain in charge of Ajax until the end of the season, when he concludes his campaign with a trip to Vitesse on May 15, but he is likely to influence transfer deals from here the.
United will also have to reach an agreement with Ajax Amsterdam, where Ten Hag has been manager since December 2017, but sources have said that shouldn’t be a problem.
The Dutch club’s CEO is former United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar. Ten Hag has also been linked with a move to RB Leipzig, although sources close to the Bundesliga have insisted they are more than happy with manager Domenico Tedesco after a much improved second half of the season.
Sources close to United saw the links as a negotiating tactic by Ten Hag and his representatives and club bosses don’t think anything will now stand in the way of the former Utrecht and Twente boss being appointed as their next manager .