Confirmed: Man Utd to ‘say goodbye’ to Ten Hag as three replacements lined up

Robin Bairner
Robin Bairner
  • 23 May 2024 06:47 BST
  • 3 min read
Erik ten Hag, Man Utd, exit, 2023/24

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag will leave Old Trafford at the end of the season, with the club having earmarked two possible replacements, according to a football transfer news expert.

Gianluca Di Marzio claims that Saturday's FA Cup final against Manchester City will be the last game that the former Ajax boss oversees for the Red Devils.

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Ten Hag has been at the helm of Man Utd for two seasons, but after guiding the Red Devils to third in the Premier League last term, they were a disappointing eighth this time around.

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Even if he beats City to lift the cup at the weekend, it will not be enough to keep his job.

“At the end of the season, United will say goodbye to Ten Hag…” Di Mazrio confirmed to SoccerNews.

“Manchester United will also be looking for a new coach. And their targets are Kieran McKenna and Mauricio Pochettino. Roberto De Zerbi is also on the list, but he has not been in contact with United in recent days.”

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Ten Hag has endured a frustrating second season at Man Utd
© IMAGO - Ten Hag has endured a frustrating second season at Man Utd

McKenna is Man Utd’s top choice

Di Marzio went on to outline that McKenna is Man Utd’s preference for the role, but with Chelsea and Brighton also interested in the Ipswich boss, they are prepared to pivot to the recently sacked Pochettino instead.

“If McKenna goes to Chelsea, United will go for Pochettino. But what is certain: they are saying goodbye to Ten Hag,” he revealed. “But what is certain: they are saying goodbye to Ten Hag.

“McKenna is the man of the moment in the football world, in the world of coaches, because he is doing great at Ipswich Town. He is the number one choice at Brighton & Hove Albion but he has also already spoken to Manchester United.”

Man Utd will not make an announcement on Ten Hag's future until after Saturday's FA Cup final with Man City.

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