MANCHESTER UNITED’S dressing room is reportedly “split” over Erik ten Hag.
The Dutchman has already been interviewed to take over as manager at Old Trafford in the summer.
Erik ten Hag could be appointed the new Manchester United manager this summerCredit: Reuters
Manchester United’s players are said to be split over their preferred choiceCredit: Reuters
But according to the Manchester Evening News, there is a divide among the players over whether or not they want Ten Hag.
Some are keen for him to take over and believe he is a top coach who would help improve them as individuals and a team.
However, others are said to be “underwhelmed” by the current Ajax chief and would prefer Mauricio Pochettino instead.
SunSport understands Ten Hag is the favourite to succeed interim Ralf Rangnick at Old Trafford at the end of the season.
And the English giants are trying to piece together the appropriate compensation package for Ajax.
Meanwhile, Ten Hag is already making preparations ahead of a potential move.
He is said to be asking players about the squad through third parties and finding out details about the club’s hierarchy, too.
The former Bayern Munich II coach has also put together a list of possible coaches from ex-Red Devils players.
That includes Dutch trio Robin van Persie, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Jaap Stam.
Asked about the links to United, Ten Hag told Sport1 it is “great club with great fans” – but the focus is on Ajax.
He said: “Everyone knows each other in the industry.
“There are always talks with representatives from other clubs, that’s normal.
“Manchester United is a great club with great fans.
“But I can only repeat myself: my full focus is completely on Ajax.
“We are already planning for the new season.”
Ajax are four points clear at the top of the Eredivisie and face PSV in the KNVB Cup final on April 17.
Mauricio Pochettino is still in contention to take over at Old TraffordCredit: Reuters
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