Report: Erik ten Hag could be announced in next 24 hours

Erik ten Hag could be announced as Manchester United manager within the next 24 hours, report The Telegraph.

The newspaper reports: “Ten Hag is expected to be announced as the new manager in the next 24 hours but the Ajax coach will not take formal charge until the end of the season.”

The report does add, that if there is a delay for any reason, the announcement could be pushed back to Monday, so not to interfere with Ajax’s weekend game with NEC Nijmegen.

Ajax are currently in a title race, five points clear in the Eredivisie with five games remaining.

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Ten Hag to Manchester United is out in the open now, with multiple reports claiming it is pretty much a done deal pending announcement.

The Guardian reported on Monday that Ten Hag would be confirmed ‘later in the week’ after the Liverpool game.

Gary Neville suggested on Sky Sports that United could announce Ten Hag on Wednesday to deflect from the 4-0 defeat.

Perhaps sensing the mood, United chose not to do so, with nobody in the mood to celebrate on what felt like a day of mourning after yet another miserable Manchester United loss to our bitter rivals.

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With the move more or less complete, it is surely in everybody’s favour right now for Ten Hag to United to be confirmed, from our end and Ajax’s.

United can then continue planning for next season, moves which may have begun today, with news confirmed head scouts Jim Lawlor and Marcel Bout would be departing the club.

The club’s next game is on Saturday away at Arsenal, and Thursday feels like it could be an opportune day, as it also would not interfere with United’s match preparations, but as The Telegraph state, covering their bases, don’t be surprised if it gets delayed.

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