Mauricio Pochettino would have lost the bench he coveted so much. In recent days, the British media are unanimous: it is Erik ten Hag who will succeed Ralf Rangnick at the head of Manchester United. At the end of the individual interviews, the Ajax Amsterdam technician would have convinced his audience, even if some newspapers claim that this choice would not be unanimous within the Mancunian locker room.
No matter, Ten Hag is announced in approach and apparently, it activates severe behind the scenes. As every time a new coach arrives in the North West of England, his desires regarding the transfer window are eagerly awaited. In Manchester, the Telegram affirms that even in the event of non-qualification for the next Champions League (MU is seventh in the standings, editor’s note), efforts will be made to satisfy the new coach.
MU has ideas in mind
The English newspaper specifies that the Mancunian leaders are already ready to propose no less than five names to their future strongman. West Ham defender Declan Rice (23), midfielders Kalvin Phillips (26, Leeds), John McGinn (27, Aston Villa) and Ruben Neves (25, Wolverhampton). As well as Tottenham star striker Harry Kane (28). Five tracks whose overall cost is estimated at more than 300 M€ all the same.
“We’re pretty clear about who we want and why and we’ve had conversations with them (coaching contenders). When the new strongman is named, we will have this conversation with him: “here are our options and our recommendations, and here are the reasons for our choices”, a club source told the media. We have done the work. Will Ten Hag be convinced by all these leads?