Man United fans make their feelings clear on Erik ten Hag as their next manager

A fan survey has revealed who Man United fans want to take over as their next manager.

Since Sir Alex Ferguson departed from Old Trafford in 2013, the Red Devils have failed to reach the summit of English or European football.

They have gone from regular Premier League winners to a team that struggles to make the Champions League. And despite bringing in elite managers like David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho, nobody has been fully able to turn the fearsome tide that’s gradually sinking the United ship.

Following the club’s decision to sack Mourinho, they brought in their legendary former forward Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Norwegian initially joined the team as a caretaker boss, but he was appointed permanently after a string of good results.

Solskjaer enjoyed some impressive times at United. He guided the club to second place in the 2019/20 Premier League table. Players like Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay reached new heights. And the Red Devils broke Arsenal’s long-standing record of 27 consecutive away wins last year.

But ultimately, he wasn’t able to keep the side at the top. And following a significant drop in form, they relieved him of his duties in November. The search then began for a new interim head coach, and after a long hunt, they secured the services of Ralf Rangnick.

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But a significant challenge remains, with the German set to step back into a consultant role at the end of the season. Therefore, United may have to secure a new head coach, and their supporters have revealed who they’d like that to be.

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Who do fans want as the next Man United boss?

There are multiple coaches in line for the prestigious position of the next manager of Man United.

Mauricio Pochettino has long been linked with the club. And Brendan Rodgers could be tempted to guide United back to their glory days, even considering his spell at Liverpool. But there’s one man that most of the United faithful want to see at the helm.

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The Athletic asked Red Devils fans who their next boss should be. And a whopping 58% selected Ajax boss Erik ten Hag.

Other managers, such as Mauricio Pochettino, Luis Enrique and even Rangnick himself failed to record anywhere near the same level of votes.

Why do United fans want Ten Hag?

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It’s no surprise that Man United fans want the Dutchman to be their next manager. After joining Ajax in 2017, ten Hag has worked wonders.

During the 2018-19 Champions League, he guided his underdog side on a fantastic fairytale journey to the semi-finals. His team captured the imagination with stunning wins over Real Madrid and Juventus. Were it not for a last-gasp Lucas Moura winner for Spurs in the semi-final, the Dutch giants would have competed in the showpiece event.

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Furthermore, with two Eredivisie titles already on his resume and a third likely on the way, the 51-year-old has impressed fans worldwide with his managerial performances. His side is currently five points clear at the top of the table.

If he is to make the switch to United, there’s a good chance he’d have success in the Premier League. The no-nonsense manager is the perfect candidate to take hold of the reigns and whip the struggling club back into shape.

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