As pressure mounts on Erik ten Hag’s job, Manchester United has disclosed the amount they would have to pay to get rid of the Dutchman. The Red Devils’ careless 3-0 loss to Manchester City over the weekend served as the foundation for their dismal start to the season. As a result of the loss, they are now 11 points behind Tottenham Hotspur in first place in the Premier League standings. Despite losing two of their first three Champions League games to Bayern Munich and Galatasaray, their performance in Europe hasn’t improved.
Ten Hag’s future has thus been called into question, even though Sir Jim Ratcliffe—who is about to finalize a 25% acquisition of United—has allegedly assured the manager that his job is secure. However, the club would have to pay more than £15 million if they decided to sever their relationship with the former Ajax manager. That’s because Ten Hag’s current contract expires in the summer of 2025, and according to The Mirror, United would have to pay his £9 million yearly salary upfront
That’s not even accounting for the 53-year-old’s backroom staff, so his exit could end up being highly expensive. However, Zinedine Zidane, the former manager of Real Madrid, has emerged as the front-runner to succeed Ten Hag at Old Trafford should he be shown the door.