Here’s why Erik Ten Hag is unlikely to become the next Manchester United Manager

Despite interest from Manchester United, it doesn’t look likely that Ajax manager, Erik ten Hag, will take over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer any time soon.

Pressure has been mounting on United’s Norwegian manager all season long. And after significant defeats against rivals Liverpool and Manchester City, the situation looks to have reached boiling point.

Nonetheless, it appears that Solskjaer’s job is safe for the time being, as Ten Hag seems set to stay at the club with whom he has won two Eredivisie league titles.

With that considered, let’s look at why Ten Hag won’t be coming to the red side of Manchester.

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He won’t leave Ajax mid-season

Ajax are currently in the middle of a fiercely-contested title race that Ten Hag wants to win. As of right now, his side are top of the table, but PSV and Feyenoord are hot on their tail. They have also been performing exceptionally well in the Champions League, where they are top of a group that also features German giants Borussia Dortmund.

The Dutch manager doesn’t want to leave his side in the lurch at a pivotal time of the season.

Ten Hag is committed to the project

Ajax are renowned for playing exciting football, and Ten Hag’s 4-2-3-1 formation has more than lived up to that reputation.

After joining Ajax in 2017, Ten Hag has taken his team from strength to strength. During the 2018-19 Champions League, he took his underdog side on an incredible journey to the semi-finals, defeating both Real Madrid and Juventus along the way.

With two Eredivisie titles already on his resume and a likely third at the end of the season, in addition to big expectations in the Champions League, Ten Hag still has a lot left to achieve in his current managerial position.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wont be sacked

Although some United fans are clamouring for their manager to go, it appears that this won’t be the case. There is no evidence that the Red Devils will relieve the United legend of his position. Despite the depth of United’s decline, it appears that the Norwegian will still be in charge when the club visits Watford after the international break.

Solskjaer reportedly continues to have the board’s backing. Many supporters still adore the hero of the 1999 Champions League final. His status is likely to buy him a little more time at the Theatre of Dreams.

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