New United Chief And Ralf Rangnick Both Agree On Signing Same Manager

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick.

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New Manchester United chief executive Richard Arnold is set to go against the wishes of players at the club and back Ralf Rangnick’s pursuit of bringing in Erik ten Hag to take over the helm at Old Trafford.

Earlier this month, multiple reports claimed that a number of senior players at Carrington want Mauricio Pochettino to become United’s permanent manager for the next season.

However, Rangnick, who will be retained as a consultant for the next two years, has championed Ten Hag to step in once his stint as interim manager ends. And as per The Sun, Arnold agrees with the German’s preferred managerial choice.

Ten Hag is seen as the right man to lead the Red Devils. Ajax, who beat Twente 5-0 in the Eredivisie on Sunday, have been one of the most entertaining sides in Europe under his coaching.

Despite playing attacking football, Ajax also remain defensively formidable, conceding just 10 goals across the Eredivisie and Champions League. They also impressed against Borussia Dortmund, thrashing the Bundesliga side 4-0 and 3-1 in the group stage.

On the other hand, Pochettino has not managed to get the best out of his star-studded frontline at Paris Saint-Germain, and is in serious danger of losing his job if the Ligue 1 outfit underwhelm in the Champions League following Lionel Messi’s arrival.