Statements reported by European media, Sunday evening, indicated a potential big blow to Manchester United’s hopes of making Ajax manager Eric Ten Hag the club’s next manager.
Of course, Tin Hag has been heavily tempted to take his talents to Old Trafford in the summer for some time now.
It comes as Ralph Rangnick prepares to call up time on his temporary assignment at United, and the club’s board of directors understand that the Ajax coach is a desirable target to replace the German.
Recent reports have suggested that Ten Hag has passed Mauricio Pochettino as the frontrunner for the position, with negotiations continuing over contract terms between the two parties.
However, as noted above, if the speculation across the media is to be believed on Sunday night, the Red Devils may see their plans on the touchline in disarray over the coming weeks.
This comes amid suggestions that a competing suitor has firmly entered the Ten Hag sweepstakes.
The outfit in question? RB Leipzig.
According to a report by Mike Verwig of Dutch company De Telegraaf, Leipzig is “willing to pay” the €2m release clause in Ajax’s prestigious tactical contract.
Not only that, but the Bundesliga club is said to have gone so far as to offer a lucrative multi-year contract offer to Tin Hag, who is open to the prospect of transferring his talents to Germany:
“Although Manchester United have been in pole position to bring in the successful coach, the battle appears to be wide open once again.”
big synchronous #Manchester United. RB Leipzig doet Erik ten Hag uitstekende, meerjarige aanbieding en is bereid gelimiteerderansom (2 miljoen euro) over te maken naar #Ajax https://t.co/Usazwlf9L1
– MikeVerweij (@MikeVerweij) April 10 2022
It is also important to note that while Verweij is generally considered to be highly reliable when it comes to everything related to Dutch football, the journalist’s allegations have since been vehemently denied by rival sources.
This comes amid further assurances that those in a position of strength at Red Bull Arena remain behind current President Domenico Tedesco.
Ten Hag to RB Leipzig is not right! They are very happy with Tedesco.
Tin Hag was on the list before signing to Tedesco
– Jan Aage Fjørtoft 🏳️ 🌈 🇳🇴 💛💙 (JanAageFjortoft) April 10 2022
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