Key Manchester United Man To Be Given New Contract, No Matter Who Owns The Club

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Manchester United’s sale process progressed to the next stage, as Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani’s representatives and Sir Jim Ratcliffe visited Old Trafford and Carrington to hold more insightful talks with the club’s hierarchy.

New bids are expected before the end of March, with many anticipating a sale to be completed before the start of the summer transfer window. However, irrespective of how things move forward from here, one thing appears to be certain: Erik ten Hag’s long-term future at United.

According to the Mirror, the Dutch coach is in line to be given a new contract at the club, regardless of who owns the club.

Ten Hag ended United’s nearly six-year-long trophy drought within the first time of asking by beating Newcastle United 2-0 in the League Cup final last month.

The Red Devils are in the quarter-finals of the Europa League after beating in-form Spanish duo Barcelona and Real Betis in the play-off round and last-16 respectively. Further, United scheduled another trip to Wembley with a dramatic win over Fulham. They will face Brighton and Hove Albion in the FA Cup semi-final.

The way he maintained control over the dressing room during the whole Cristiano Ronaldo saga earlier in the season, reflected very well on his man-management style.

Impressed by his ‘profound impact’, United are understood to be drawing up plans to offer an extension on the three-year deal Ten Hag signed in April.

It is added that both bidders believe Ten Hag is the right man to lead the Premier League giants. The United manager, interestingly, got to meet with Ratcliffe during the latter’s Carrington tour.