INEOS hold talks with two managers with Ten Hag expected to be sacked despite FA Cup win

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag against Brighton.

Manchester United are looking at several names to potentially replace Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford REUTERS/Ian Walton

Manchester United have met representatives of Mauricio Pochettino and Thomas Frank over a managerial position at the club.

Erik ten Hag made his stance clear with an impressive FA Cup victory over Manchester City on Saturday. In the man’s own words, the club have now secured two titles in as many seasons and have done so with three finals in the bag.

His Premier League record is understandably under scrutiny, as is a poor showing in Europe. However, the passion and energy of the dressing room after the Cup win on Saturday proves that perhaps the man deserves another chance after all.

And while Sir Jim Ratcliffe-led INEOS are yet to make their decision, they have been looking at options.

As per the Telegraph, the club’s hierarchy have met representatives of both Mauricio Pochettino and Thomas Frank as potential successors to Ten Hag at Old Trafford.

Pochettino had an immensely successful ending spell at Chelsea, who were denied the Europa League as a result of United winning the FA Cup despite the London Blues finishing ahead of the Red Devils in the Premier League.

However, the gaffer still had to leave and now United are purportedly sounding him out on the possibility of the top job.

While Pochettino does bring good European experience, the largely questionable tryst with Chelsea does question this possibility.

Likewise, while Frank has been impressive with Brentford, one does wonder whether that prepares him for the pressure of the big job at the Theatre of Dreams and all the pressure that comes with it.

All in all, with the backdoor footballing appointments being sorted out, one does wonder whether Ten Hag will be given the chance which many supporters now feel he deserves.

The report, however, adds that the Dutch coach is at risk of being sacked despite the big achievement at Wembley.