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Erik ten Hag is prepared to resign from Man Utd if a promise is not kept

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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag
Ten Hag ready to say goodbye if he does not get the support he wants (Photo: Getty)

Erik ten Has is willing to leave Manchester United at the end of the season if he does not receive guarantees from Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS.

United take on Coventry City in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Sunday afternoon as they look to keep a dismal season alive.

After crashing out of the Champions League at the group stages, United have failed to keep pace with the teams at the top of the Premier League. It has shown no title aspirations all season and its hopes of finishing in the top four are now all but over.

United are 13 points behind fourth-placed Aston Villa with six games remaining, with qualification for the Europa League likely to be their best-case scenario.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS completed their minority takeover earlier this year and have already started implementing major changes to the club’s football operations.

Omar Berrada has been named the club’s new CEO, while Dan Ashworth is expected to be poached from Newcastle United as their new sporting director. On Friday, the club confirmed the appointment of Jason Wilcox from Southampton as its new technical director.

Ratcliffe and his staff have met with Ten Hag to discuss plans for next season, but changes to the dugout could follow.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag
Ratcliffe met ten Hag earlier this year (Photo: Getty)

United could still have a chance of winning silverware if they beat Coventry this afternoon as Manchester City await in what would be a repeat of last season’s FA Cup final.

But The Mirror reports that Ten Hag will leave at the end of the season, regardless of whether he does not receive full and committed support from the new co-owners.

United have form for such scenarios, with Louis van Gaal famously leaving the club on the day United won the FA Cup after beating Crystal Palace in 2016.

Ten Hag still has one year left on his contract at Old Trafford, having signed a three-year deal after joining Manchester in 2022.

Former Brighton and Chelsea manager Graham Potter, who has links to INEOS, has been linked with the Dutchman’s replacement, while speculation over Zinedine Zidane has resurfaced in recent days.

The legendary midfielder, who has not managed a club since leaving Real Madrid for a second time in 2021, is said to prefer a takeover at United over Bayern Munich, who are also looking for their next manager.

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