Man Utd may sack Erik ten Hag after Liverpool as Jim Ratcliffe ‘meets next manager’


Erik ten Hag could become the latest Manchester United manager to seal his demise with defeat at Liverpool if the club's dismal results continue at Anfield, according to reports. Sir Jim Ratcliffe will imminently take control of football operations and appears to have lined up the Dutchman's replacement in case he fails to turn fortunes around.

United's Champions League group-stage exit was confirmed on Tuesday with a toothless 1-0 loss against Bayern Munich at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils won one, lost four of their six games, and collected just four points, making the Group A campaign the worst in their history.

It intensified scrutiny on Ten Hag, who has overseen 12 defeats in 24 games, including a Carabao Cup fourth-round exit, in his second season in charge.

And Sir Jim is reportedly preparing to make a change in the Old Trafford dugout once his £1.3billion deal for a 25 per cent stake in United is ratified.

According to The Sun, the 71-year-old has met with Graham Potter and has identified him as his preferred option to replace Ten Hag.

It's claimed that Sir Jim is set to complete his minority investment in United next week and immediately inherit sporting control from the Glazer family.

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And a heavy defeat at Anfield on Sunday - where United were humiliated 7-0 in March - allegedly could see Ten Hag reach breaking point.

The report adds that Ratcliffe remains a huge admirer of Potter despite the 48-year-old's disastrous spell at Chelsea last season, where he lasted just seven months.

Potter achieved the lowest points-per-game return of any manager in Chelsea's history, losing 11 of his 31 matches in charge, leaving the Blues 11th in the Premier League.

His stocks soared through his work at Swansea City and Brighton and Hove Albion, though. And Sir Jim is ready to offer him a return to elite management.

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