Reports suggest that Manchester United has made an offer to a “special” new manager as a potential replacement for Erik ten Hag.
Erik ten Hag has faced challenges this year, both on and off the pitch, but his first season at Old Trafford was considered successful, winning the EFL Cup and securing the club’s return to the Champions League.
Despite ongoing takeover discussions involving the Glazers, the club invested heavily during the summer transfer window, signing players such as Andre Onana, Mason Mount, and Rasmus Hojlund.
However, their performance during the current campaign has not met expectations, with two losses in their opening Champions League group matches and four losses in the Premier League, leading to speculation about Ten Hag’s future.
Earlier this month, reports indicated that United had no intention of sacking Ten Hag, as he still had significant credit with the club. Nevertheless, it appears that the club, potentially at the behest of the majority owners, the Glazers, has begun considering alternative managerial options.
Sport Witness recently relayed an update on Carlo Ancelotti, stating that the Italian manager has received an offer from Manchester United. Ancelotti’s contract with Real Madrid is set to expire at the end of the season. According to the report, pressure is mounting on Erik Ten Hag, and Manchester United has made a verbal offer to Ten Hag’s agent.
Despite the offer, it seems unlikely that Ancelotti will return to the Premier League. His agent revealed that Ancelotti has three offers, including one from the Canadian National Team, which holds sentimental appeal due to his connections with Canada.
Another offer is from an unnamed Premier League club, believed to be Manchester United, but it hasn’t been presented in writing. Ancelotti’s preference is to stay in Madrid and continue his career there, provided things go well in the current season.
In summary, Manchester United has reportedly reached out to a potential new manager as a contingency plan for Erik ten Hag, but the outcome remains uncertain as Ancelotti seems more inclined to remain in Madrid or explore international opportunities.