Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola has sent Manchester United a message regarding their potential appointment of Erik ten Hag.
United are expected to appoint a permanent manager at the end of the current season.
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’.
Pep Guardiola on Ten Hag
So, at the moment it seems as though Erik ten Hag has a good chance of becoming Manchester United’s manager.
But how will the Dutchman, who has never managed outside of his own country, get on in the Premier League?
This question was put to Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola on Friday, who warned United that whilst Ten Hag is a good manager, so were all the previous managers who took charge of the Red Devils post-Sir Alex Ferguson:
“If I was 100% sure I would call Manchester United and tell those guys you have to take him. But I don’t know and nobody knows,” Guardiola said when asked if Ten Hag would be a success in the Premier League.
“He is a good manager, there’s no doubt about it. But so were all the previous managers since Sir Alex Ferguson left. “You cannot say David Moyes is not a good football manager and the others like Jose Mourinho or right now. All the managers that have been at United are excellent.”