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Romano gives surprise Erik ten Hag update over Manchester United future

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Fabrizio Romano: Erik Ten Hag to continue as Manchester United manager

According to Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag will continue in his role for the upcoming season. Talks have begun between Ten Hag and the club regarding a contract extension, despite United’s disappointing finish of eighth in the Premier League, their lowest ever.

This decision follows a thorough end-of-season review conducted by the club’s board for the 2023-24 campaign. The season concluded on a positive note with a surprise FA Cup final victory over Manchester City, providing a boost to morale. Ten Hag’s current contract is set to expire at the end of the next season, with the club retaining the option to extend it for an additional 12 months.

Fabrizio Romano: Erik Ten Hag to continue as Manchester United manager.
Erik Ten Hag to continue as Manchester United’s manager for upcoming season

As per the latest tweet by Fabrizio Romano, talks are underway between United and Ten Hag to extend the manager’s contract as he is looking forward to continue leading the team and the ownership have faith in the manager to do so successfully. Romano tweeted:

“Talks between Manchester United and Erik ten Hag’s agents are already underway and advanced, with all parties anticipating an agreement on new contract. Ten Hag, happy to sign and continue the project while INEOS want to give him total trust for the future. Work in progress”


INEOS values Erik Ten Hag’s contribution to the development of young players such as Kobbie Mainoo and Alejandro Garnacho, which played a pivotal role in the decision to extend his contract.
These discussions will also address plans for the upcoming summer transfer window, aiming to synchronize strategies and pinpoint key targets for enhancing the team. The objective is to construct a united and competitive squad capable of achieving the club’s goals and aspirations for the upcoming season.

Extending Erik Ten Hag’s contract with Manchester United is a strategic move for the club. It ensures continuity and stability in coaching staff, allowing for the implementation of Ten Hag’s tactical philosophy. Ten Hag’s track record of developing young talent aligns with United’s emphasis on youth development. His tactical acumen and ability to adapt strategies provide the team with a competitive edge, as demonstrated by their surprise FA Cup victory over Manchester City.

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The extension allows for long-term planning and builds a cohesive squad under his leadership, enhancing the club’s prospects for success in domestic and European competitions. Overall, the decision reflects United’s commitment to sustainable growth and competitiveness under Ten Hag’s guidance.