According to a report in 1908.nl from the Netherlands, Man United are already making plans to get rid of Erik ten Hag.
The Manchester United management has backed ETH with some very big signings this summer but the team has made a really poor start to their campaign. Currently, after five Premier League matches Man United are 13th on the table with just six points.
To make matters worse Man United have been pitted with Bayern Munich in their Champions League group which means they will have to be at their absolute best to top their UCL group. In fact, the way they have been playing there’s an outside chance they could eventually fail to qualify for the knockout stages.
As per the rumours in the Netherlands, Feyenoord manager Arne Slot is the chosen one and if the United owners sack Erik ten Hag then they want to bring Slot on board.
Will Man United sack Erik ten Hag in the coming weeks?
Man United have been shockingly poor this season and looking at the way they are playing right now, the Red Devils are making zero progress under the Dutch manager.
On the other hand, Arne Slot is currently one of the best managers in Europe and under his regime, Feyenoord have lost only 17 times in 108 games. He’s won the Eredivisie once as a manager and in the summer, he was one of the probable candidates to become the next Spurs manager.
Slot might turn out to be the ideal replacement for Erik ten Hag but we seriously doubt if the Man United management is even considering sacking their current manager at the moment.
A novice manager like Ole was given more than one season to prove himself and in contrast, Ten Hag had a pretty successful previous season. Manchester United won a silverware last time around and they also qualified for the Champions League by finishing in the top-four.
Also, after many seasons, the club is actually signing and getting rid of players as per the manager’s long-term plans so they will not want all that hard work to go down the drain.
Yes, there is a lot of chaos after the loss to Brighton but that’s natural for a club of Manchester United’s stature. However, a harsh reality is that Ten Hag is reshaping the squad from scratch and right now, he has close to a dozen first-team injuries. His major players like Mason Mount, Varane and Luke Shaw are all out injured while Sancho and Antony have been pushed away from the limelight.
A fair judgement can only be given when Erik ten Hag gets to work with a fully fit squad for more than half the season but even then if Man United fail to improve massively, we doubt if the owners will sack him and gamble with a relatively unknown Arne Slot.