According to information gathered by 90min, Manchester United are getting ready to commence discussions for a new contract with their manager, Erik ten Hag.
Ten Hag, who took over as manager of Manchester United in 2022, led the club to an impressive third-place finish in the Premier League and won the Carabao Cup in his first season in charge of the club.
In spite of early difficulties in the ongoing campaign, which were characterized by four losses and off-field troubles, the team has responded to these obstacles with two recent victories, the most notable of which was a victory over Crystal Palace by a score of 3-0.
Discussions for a renewal of the agreement were set roughly 18 months into the first agreement, even though it is now under contract until June 2025 and there is the option of an extension of one year. After having discussions with officials from Ten Hag, the leadership of the club has stated their intention to adhere to this approach.
Nearly ten months ago, in light of the difficulties surrounding the club’s ownership and management, the Glazer family kicked up a process to investigate potential investment opportunities or ownership transitions based on strategic alternatives. The consistency of the club as well as its personnel has suffered as a result of this.
Since his appointment as Chief Executive, Richard Arnold has been given power over the processes, and he is working hard to keep things as routine as possible in the process of contract renewals for both players and coaches.
Following Marcus Rashford’s recent commitment to the club on a long-term basis, Ten Hag is the player whose future with the organization will be the subject of the next round of conversations.
Even in the face of difficult results and off-the-field disruptions, Arnold and John Murtough, who both hold positions of authority within the club, have stated that they are satisfied with Ten Hag and continue to offer their steadfast support.
They have a clear conviction that Ten Hag is the ideal guy to steer Manchester United in the proper direction and they showed their support for him during a recent dispute that occurred between the manager and Jadon Sancho.
In a public statement, he admitted that the club had charged him with the responsibility of establishing and upholding certain standards because, prior to his arrival from Ajax, it was believed that the organization lacked a culture that was favorable to success.
Amidst the uncertainty surrounding the ownership of the club, Ten Hag is seen by the organization as a crucial role in the process of building unity and discipline among its players and personnel.
The possibility that Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sheikh Jassim may acquire Manchester United in the near future has not been abandoned; they are still expecting a response from the Glazer family.
The Raine Group, which is in charge of supervising the takeover process, is currently waiting for further communication from the Glazers regarding the proposals that have been made for the club. According to reports, the family is demanding a £6 billion valuation for the club prior to agreeing to a full sale.