Man United seemingly have their eye on someone other than Antonio Conte as their next manager.
Antonio Conte this, Antonio Conte that. The Italian has been talked up as the inevitable choice if/when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer loses his Manchester United job.
At the end of the day, you get the impression that the Baby Faced Assassin has reached his limit. That’s not to say he’s done a bad job. In fact, it’s the opposite. He’s built an excellent squad of players capable of challenging for major honours under the right circumstances.
Now, the Daily Mail have thrown another name into the ring; Erik ten Hag.
Albeit in a roundabout way as the story is actually about Newcastle United’s keenness on hiring the Dutchman. However, the Red Devils typically get a mention.
The emerging manager is apparently ‘already being touted’ as a potential Solskjaer replacement should United wield the axe and sack the Norwegian.
United showing their interest couldn’t have been more timely, with Ten Hag still hesitant on making the move to Newcastle United. Sure, the Magpies have a massive amount of money, but the squad doesn’t come close to their Champions League aspirations. Obviously, at Old Trafford, he’d already have a side in place capable of doing great things.
The question then becomes this; does Ten Hag pass up on the Newcastle project, knowing there’s no certainty he’ll get the United job? Well, I guess the fact that he’s currently managing Ajax does give him some security if the 51-year-old does decide to roll the dice.
Personally, Ten Hag feels like a way better fit than Conte. He plays an attacking brand of football, which is much more in line with the typical United DNA.
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