Manchester United could appoint a new permanent manager before the end of the season with the club still on the hunt for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s successor, according to multiple reports.
It will be remembered that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was dismissed back in November after a dreadful run of one win in seven matches, with Ralf Rangnick handed the reins temporarily until the end of the season.
An agreement is in place for Ralf Rangnick to move into a consultancy role once a full-time boss is appointed, alongside John Murtough and Richard Arnold, who will become the executive vice chairman after Ed Woodward departs next month.
According to Manchester Evening News, United are looking to nail down their next manager well in advance of the summer transfer window’s opening date of July 1.
United are determined to avoid a repeat of the delay they suffered when appointing David Moyes back in 2013.
United were contemplating releasing the Argentine from his PSG contract, which runs until 2023, only for the French club to ‘play hardball’ in negotiations after Zinedine Zidane rejected them.
Ten Hag, meanwhile, has admirers at Old Trafford after ending Ajax’s five-year wait for a Dutch title in 2019 and guiding them to the Champions League semi-finals that season.
It will also be worthy of note that Manchester United and Ajax are in good business terms following a successful switch of Donny Van De Beek last summer.
Another name still on the list to become a potential successor is Leicester City current boss, Brendan Rogers.