Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag warned he may face sack by new owners

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Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has been warned over his job security amid the Red Devils’ potential takeover. Current owners the Glazers may sell the club after releasing a statement confirming they are looking into the possibility of a full sale, which has prompted interest from several parties.

Ineos owner and one of Britain’s richest men Jim Ratcliffe has been linked with a potential bid, while Apple and Zara chief Amancio Ortega are reportedly interested in what could end up as a £6billion sale, a world record for a football club. Dutch coach Ten Hag has impressed during his short time at Old Trafford, and has handled several difficult situations including Cristiano Ronaldo’s unhappiness which concluded with the Portuguese striker having his contract mutually terminated.

The Red Devils sit fifth in the Premier League table, but Ten Hag has been warned by former United midfielder Paul Parker that a potential new owner may want to bring in a different head coach. “The thing I’m most concerned about is that the new owners might want to bring in their own manager and if that happens, Man United has to start from scratch again,” Parker told Futbin.

“Glazers’ time in Man United has really been dramatic. No one realised how bad it was going to end when Sir Alex Ferguson left. Glazers have been an absolute living nightmare, especially after Robin Van Persie and Sir Alex Ferguson left. The worst that could happen for the club is to get American owners again. We’ve already seen that it hasn’t been favourable to have them in the club and we saw that in Liverpool as well.

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“Americans don’t seem to work out in England and they are always struggling financially or infrastructure-wise. But football fans don’t really care where the owners are from in general. As long as they are running the club properly, that’s all that matters.”

United co-owner Avram Glazer was confronted ahead of a potential sale of the club. “As we announced yesterday, the board went through a process and decided that it’s going to look at different strategic alternatives,” Glazer told Sky News. “That’s what we’re doing. We’ll see where it leads us.

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“I’ll tell you about Cristiano Ronaldo – he’s a great Man United player and I appreciate everything he’s done for the club. I wish him the best of luck for the future.”

Parker claimed that it was a mistake for Ronaldo to return for his second spell at United, which ended with him becoming a free agent midway through the season. “Second spell with Cristiano Ronaldo has ended very, very badly. He started off wonderfully but it finished quite badly,” Parker added.

“You should never go back to a place where it went good, because then you can only disappoint which is going to affect his legacy.”

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