Manchester United is starting to put more strain on Erik ten Hag, and the club would incur no expenses in finding a suitable replacement. With a Champions League spot guaranteed and the Carabao Cup won, Ten Hag’s first season in charge was passable. After a summer of heavy spending, it was anticipated going into the 23–24 season that United would contend with teams like Manchester City and Arsenal. However, despite only earning 15 points from their first 10 league games, the Old Trafford team has had difficulty thus far
Ten Hag is under intense pressure to perform better following Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup loss to Newcastle United. Ten Hag’s chances of being fired have decreased recently due to the pricing of a list of possible replacements. Graham Potter, who was fired by Chelsea in April and is currently jobless, is one of the favorites to succeed Ten Hag.
Because of the impending investment in United by British billionaire and INEOS CEO Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Potter is among the favorites. Ratcliffe was reportedly pursuing Potter for the managerial position at Nice, a team in French Ligue 1. This was back in May. Potter has been linked with both Sweden and Leicester since leaving Chelsea
The Mirror claims that United may have to pay Ten Hag £15 million if they decide to break things off. Ten Hag stated following the loss to Newcastle: “We know this is not good enough.” It is our responsibility, and it is my responsibility as well. I’m sorry for the fans; we don’t give the performance. It needs to be corrected because it doesn’t meet our standards. We need to bounce back from it, but we need to bounce back quickly—our next game is against Fulham on Saturday—and we need to step up our game. This is insufficient.