Erik ten Hag: Manchester United determines compensation for head coach Ajax | Football news

Manchester United have informally gathered information about Erik ten Hag, such as what compensation Ajax would expect after his interview for their permanent management vacancy.

United held official talks with the 52-year-old last week who were labeled “very positive” Sky Sports News understands that there has been a due diligence process as to what it would entail if they chose to hire him.

Ajax has given permission for the formal meeting to take place and has not hindered the process.

Sources close to Ten Hag and the Dutch club have suggested that a dialogue has taken place about the financial element and how to deal with any announcement – should the process go like this – in terms of timing and presentation, as Ajax is in a difficult position. title race.

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Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has warned Erik ten Hag to choose a football-focused club rather than a ‘commercial’ club like United.

United maintains, however, that this is premature and no formal investigation has been launched in that regard. They have made it very clear that they do not yet have a preferred candidate to take charge next season, and are simply following a rigorous process to find the right man.

Determining remuneration figures and ease of appointment will be done with all candidates. The club finds it unfair to portray Ten Hag as the leader for the position while they are still working on their shortlist.

Mauricio Pochettino and Luis Enrique are also under consideration, while Julen Lopetegui has seemingly excluded himself by saying: “I’m where I want to be. Stay on the Sevilla bench next season? I have no doubts.”

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Dutch football expert Marcel van der Kraan says there is a danger that Manchester United will be late for Erik ten Hag and that United must speed up the process.

Sources have hinted that Ten Hag would be the easiest to secure, as Ajax expects him to leave and negotiated smoothly.

Paris Saint-Germain, meanwhile, will bid farewell to Pochettino on their terms and not on any other club’s.

It has been reported that they would have to pay between £15 million and £20 million if they fired the Argentine and his staff, an expense that would be saved if he were to get and accept another job.

Pochettino and Ten Hag have long been considered the preferred options for the job, a report that has not been discouraged by United.

Interest in Enrique is complicated by his commitment to Spain, which he will lead at the World Cup in Qatar.

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Ben Ransom reports that talks between Manchester United and current Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag ‘have gone very well’ as the club is looking for a new manager.

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