24 Jan 2022 | 07:07 | Football
According to many previous reports, Mauricio Pochettino will be the next name to lead Manchester United. The Argentine military leader is very close to a contract with the Red Devils and it is possible that this deal will be completed before the 2021/22 season closes.
It is known that coach Pochettino is also the name that Sir Alex Ferguson recommended for the Red Devils in the past. Talking about the former Tottenham manager, Sir Alex once said that “Pochettino is the best coach in the Premier League” .
However, in the latest developments, the one who is holding the advantage in the race to the “hot seat” at Old Trafford is not Pochettino as many previous rumors. Accordingly, the Mirror said that it is Erik ten Hag who will take office at MU after this season ends.
The reason given is because the MU board is very impressed with the style of play that the Dutch strategist is building at Ajax Amsterdam, especially in the defensive aspect. Specifically, from the beginning of the season until now, the team that is leading the Dutch league has only conceded 5 goals.
Meanwhile, MU this whole season has let opponents score 30 goals in the net. Worth mentioning, the Old Trafford club’s board has poured a lot of money into recruiting personnel for the Red Devils’ defense (Maguire £ 80 million, Wan-Bissaka £ 50 million, Varane £ 34 million, Luke Shaw £ 27 million. ). Erik ten Hag is said to be the perfect person to overcome this weakness for MU.
On the other hand, Erik ten Hag is also said to want to lead MU. Many sources claim that Ajax’s captain has just turned down two English teams, Tottenham and Newcastle, in recent months to wait for the date of arrival at Old Trafford to replace Ralf Rangnick.