Erik ten Hag has reportedly become the favourite to be Manchester United‘s next manager following ‘exhaustive background checks’.
The Ajax boss has been viewed as a leading candidate ever since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking in November, but has been in a neck-and-neck race with PSG‘s Mauricio Pochettino .
Old Trafford chiefs reportedly believe that the Dutchman has the potential to return the club to their former glories and stay at the helm ‘for at least the next five years’.
Ten Hag is now fine-tuning his English skills should a move to Old Trafford come to fruition in the summer, with his Ajax future looking more uncertain.
The report adds that the Eredivisie giants are aware of the 52-year-old’s intentions to leave the club ahead of the 2022-23 season, and a proposed move to Tottenham Hotspur last summer collapsed due to his poor English skills.
Ten Hag has won two Eredivisie titles and two KNVB-Beker crowns during his stint as Ajax manager, as well as reaching the semi-finals of the 2018-19 Champions League.
The Dutchman – who has won 150 of his 202 games in charge of Ajax – is reported to have his heart set on a move to the Premier League with Man United.
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