Erik ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino poised for ‘final decision’ on Manchester United manager job

The duo have been linked with the United hot seat since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked in November.

Erik ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino are ‘waiting’ on Manchester United regarding who will be appointed as the club’s next manager, according to reports.

The former, who has been in charge of Ajax since 2017, is the bookies’ favourite for the job after the Daily Mail claimed he was interviewed for the role last week.

Pochettino is also amongst the Old Trafford board’s list of potential candidates, with the current Paris Saint-Germain manager expected to leave his role at the end of the season, as per the same newspaper.

The latter is no stranger to the Premier League having been in charge of Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton.

Pochettino is one of the front runners to take over at Manchester United. Credit: Getty.

Now journalist Fabrizio Romano has provided the latest on who United are looking to replace Ralf Rangnick with at the end of the season after ‘positive’ talks with ten Hag.

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“Top of [Man Utd’s] list is Ten Hag and Pochettino,” Romano told his YouTube channel.

“The meeting with Ten Hag was a positive one. Both he and Pochettino are waiting to understand Man Utd’s position.

“Ten Hag spoke with United about the budget and potential signings, about the idea of the club for their project. But both parties are waiting on a final decision.”

Erik Ten Hag has been linked with the Manchester United manager’s role. Credit: Getty.

The Italian later discussed reports suggesting ten Hag is also a target for two other European clubs. Romano added: “It’s correct. It’s true.

“Ten Hag has two more clubs interested in him for next season. This is why everything is open at the moment for his future.

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“The interview with United was positive but nothing has been agreed yet.”

The Red Devils have failed to win any silverware since the 2016-17 season under Jose Mourinho and will be hoping their next managerial appointment, whether it’s ten Hag or Pochettino, will put an end to their wait for a trophy.