Manchester United are preparing to appoint Ajax coach Eric Ten Hag as their new manager.
According to widespread reports, the Dutch tactician will take over from interim manager Ralph Rangnick and lead the Red Devils next season with an announcement expected after the Ajax Cup final against PSV Eindhoven on Sunday.
Before what seems to be a massive challenge after what was another bad campaign for the Red Devils, Ten Hag will know he has to turn things around.
One of the players whose future will be put under scrutiny in the summer is club legend, Cristiano Ronaldo.
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After agreeing to a brilliant return from Juventus last summer, the Portuguese star is now well into his second assignment at Old Trafford.
Despite scoring 18 goals in this campaign, including a brace against Newcastle United on his debut, Ronaldo has not been without his critics.
Being a player who no longer fit a team mold that has been destined for hard work, including pressing from the front, the 37-year-old has been, in many critics’ book, a handicap.
Although when the five-time Ballon d’Or winner returned to United last year, he signed a two-year contract, the end of this season could see him move according to a recent report from Daily StarThis is exactly what will happen.
The outlet claimed that incoming coach Tin Hag has already told new employers that the squad’s legendary seventh player has no future in the first team’s plans.
One of the players closely associated with Ronaldo’s succession at United is Benfica’s Darwin Nunez, and while discussing his future he recently admitted that his compatriot and fellow striker Edinson Cavani is his hero.
“Cavani, he is my idol,” Nunez told reporters earlier this week, according to what I reported Fabrizio Romano.