Reports: Ten Hag to Remain at Manchester United Next Season

Dutch coach Erik ten Hag's position at Manchester United is reportedly secure after a positive post-season review by the club's management. Talks of a contract extension are underway.

Dutch coach Erik ten Hag's chances of retaining his position at Manchester United have risen following a post-season review by the club's management, according to local media reports.

The BBC said it is understood that the FA Cup holders are in talks with the Dutchman about extending his contract, which is about to enter its final season at Old Trafford.

Ten Hag's (54 years old) second modest season with the Red Devils ended well, as he led them to victory in the FA Cup final against local rivals and league champions Manchester City, 2-1.

However, the build-up to the match at Wembley was dominated by talk of Ten Hag's future, after a report stated that he would be sacked by United's new co-owner Jim Ratcliffe regardless of the result.

United finished eighth in the league, their lowest position since 1990, and were also eliminated from the group stage of the Champions League.

The former Ajax coach admitted after winning the cup that he did not know what the future held for him, saying, "The only thing I do is prepare and develop my team and the players. This is a project for me."

He continued, "When I arrived, things were in a state of chaos. We are better now, but we are not where we want to be."

Several potential names to succeed Ten Hag at United have been circulated since the end of the season. Ratcliffe reportedly held talks with German Thomas Tuchel last week as speculation about the Dutchman's future intensified, but the former Bayern Munich and Chelsea coach is said to have ruled himself out of the race.

The club's interest in Argentine Mauricio Pochettino has also waned, despite him being free after leaving Chelsea, while Graham Potter, Danish Thomas Frank, Italian Roberto De Zerbi, and current England coach Gareth Southgate have all been linked with the Red Devils.

In his first season with United, Ten Hag ended a six-year trophy drought by winning the League Cup in 2023 and finishing third in the league, before results declined in the past season, with United suffering 14 defeats and finishing 31 points behind champions City.

Ten Hag is United's fifth permanent manager since the end of the era of legendary coach Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013, after fellow Scot David Moyes, Dutchman Louis van Gaal, Portuguese Jose Mourinho, and Norwegian Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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