Man United targeting Thomas Frank to replace Erik ten Hag this summer

Man United want Brentford manager, Thomas Frank, to replace Erik ten Hag this summer.

I think it’s certainly fair to say that Erik ten Hag’s job is far from safe. The Dutchman has had a tough second season in charge of the Old Trafford club, though injuries are partly to blame.

We have to remember that Ten Hag is not an INEOS man, which could make Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s decision far easier…

There’s still plenty of games left to play, while an FA Cup win and finishing inside the top four could prove crucial. However, it does seem as though INEOS are already looking elsewhere in the event that they do choose to move on from Ten Hag.

According to Football Transfers, Brentford’s Thomas Frank is that man…


Their sources claim that United ‘are targeting’ the 50-year-old Premier League manager to replace Ten Hag this summer. Not Gareth Southgate, who has been linked with the role recently.

Instead, it’s Frank who has emerged as the man for the job, after a successful six-year period with Brentford, guiding them to Premier League promotion, then consolidating the Bees as a top tier side.

Football Transfers state that in an ideal world, United would ‘like’ Carlo Ancelotti, though the Italian is seen as an unrealistic target.

It’s also stressed that Ten Hag’s future is still undecided, with that choice a real 50/50 as things stand.

Frank, an attack-minded coach, is under contract until 2027 with Brentford, so it’d take some hefty compensation to prise him away from the London club.

As a United fan, this feels like a mistake. I see Frank as a direct downgrade on Ten Hag at this stage, though I do understand why INEOS are potentially on the lookout for a new gaffer.

Do you think a Man United move for Thomas Frank would make sense? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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