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Man Utd refuse agent conferences to point out Ten Hag religion – sources

Manchester United bosses are refusing to satisfy brokers in the event that they imagine they’re attempting to pitch shoppers to interchange Erik ten Hag as supervisor, sources have instructed ESPN.

Ten Hag eased the strain on his place with a 1-0 win over Luton City on Saturday in United’s final sport earlier than the November worldwide break.

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Regardless of a run of 9 defeats in 18 video games to start out the brand new marketing campaign, the Dutchman retains the religion of key membership officers after ending third within the Premier League and profitable the Carabao Cup final season.

Sources have instructed ESPN that United chiefs have grow to be annoyed by makes an attempt by brokers to push coaches into the working for Ten Hag’s place.

The consultant of a well known supervisor, who’s out of labor, had a scheduled assembly cancelled due to issues the dialog would concentrate on the potential uncertainty surrounding the supervisor’s job.

United bosses imagine there have been indicators of progress throughout every week which has seen Ten Hag’s group beat Fulham and Luton within the Premier League however lose 4-3 to FC Copenhagen within the Champions League.

Nevertheless, there’s an acceptance that Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s imminent funding will create uncertainty in any respect ranges of the membership as soon as it’s confirmed, probably as early as this week.

Ratcliffe, chairman and CEO of chemical firm INEOS, is near agreeing a deal to purchase a 25% stake.

The phrases of the deal may additionally give Ratcliffe affect over the soccer aspect of the enterprise and, in line with sources, there are already doubts about the way forward for present soccer director John Murtough.

Ratcliffe — alongside INEOS director of sport Sir Dave Brailsford — is understood to carry a dim view of United’s recruitment during the last decade and is eager to implement measures to enhance the way in which the membership work within the switch market.

Ratcliffe and Brailsford have been impressed by the job performed by Ten Hag since he took over as supervisor in 2022, though the dip in type this season is taken into account to be alarming.

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