Manchester United stars ‘split’ over potential Erik ten Hag appointment

How Manchester United players reacted to the news that Erik ten Hag could become their new boss has been revealed.

As is well documented at this point, Erik ten Hag is among the names being considered for the permanent Manchester United role.

Given Ralf Rangnick has not exactly set the world alight since stepping into the Old Trafford dugout, it is fair to assume that he will not be getting the job on a permanent basis.

This leaves the door open for a fresh face to step in, with the Mirror reporting last month that Erik ten Hag is ‘ready to answer Manchester United’s SOS’.

More recent reports at the end of March claimed that Ten Hag had been interviewed for the United job and that he and Mauricio Pochettino were the frontrunners for the role.

How Manchester United stars reacted to Erik ten Hag news

Now, as mentioned above, the reaction of Manchester United players regarding the potential appointment of Ten Hag has emerged on Monday.

The info comes via the Manchester Evening News who report that the Manchester United dressing room is split over the possible appointment of Erik ten Hag as the club's next manager.

They go on to explain that whilst a number of Man United players are excited by the prospect of being coached by Ten Hag and feel he would improve them, sources close to other players say Ten Hag is viewed as an 'underwhelming' choice by them.

But whilst there is some risk associated with bringing in a manager who has never coached a top side outside of the Netherlands, it is worth remembering that the Dutchman did take Ajax to the semi-finals of the Champions League in 2019, somewhere United have not been for many years.

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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