Friday, February 23, 2024

Erik ten Hag Breaks Silence On Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s Man United Takeover

by ItaEmmanuel
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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has finally spoken after Sir Jim Ratcliffe completed his partial takeover of Manchester United, MySportDab reports.

Erik ten Hag faced an uncertain future at Manchester United as the change of guard in Man United’s sporting and footballing operations drew close.

According to reports, Sir Jim Ratcliffe did not fancy the Dutch in Man United dugout, especially as the club continue to struggle this season.

The UK billionaire investor is said to have primed his favorite and former Chelsea manager Graham Potter to take over from ten Hag due to irreconcilable differences with the Dutch.

Before completing his Man United takeover, Sir Jim has been critical of Man United signings under Erik ten Hag.

Particularly, he lashed out on Casemiro signing which was pioneered by Erik ten Hag in his first season at the club.

As per the Sun, Sir Jim was also bent on implementing a new transfer quota that will reduce the signing of foreign players, and proritize indigenous stars.

Such move would obviously set him on collision course with Erik ten Hag who has signed mostly foreign players since becoming Man United manager.

With the reported differences between the two parties, Erik ten Hag’s future was uncertain at Manchester United.

However, the Dutch has now talked down reports he could be asked to leave as Sir Jim takes over United footballing operations.

Speaking ahead of Man United clash against Nottingham Forest, Erik ten Hag said;

“I am looking forward to talk with INEOS. In other sports, they have a lot experience and knowledge but football is more complicated. I am looking forward to walking with them,” as per Fabrizio Romano

While Manchester United have sealed Sir Jim’s partial ownership deal, the Premier League are yet to approve the deal as of the time of filing this report.

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