Will Sir Jim Ratcliffe sack Erik Ten Hag? Exploring the possibilities after rumoured Carlo Ancelotti links

Manchester United has yet to resolve its ownership issue, as Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s appointment as the new minority owner of the club has not been officially announced. He is anticipated to oversee the sporting aspects of the club, making decisions on signings and other sports-related matters.

Manager Erik Ten Hag was previously assured that his job would be safe, while many club executives would be fired. However, new reports from within the club suggest something new amid the Dutchman’s performances in recent months.

Will Sir Jim Ratcliffe sack Erik Ten Hag?

Erik Ten Hag joined the club back in 2022, amid one of their worst seasons. He had a great first season winning the Carabao Cup and qualifying for the Champions League. For his second season he was given substantial backing from the board, as they spent huge amounts to bring in Andre Onana, Mason Mount, Rasmus Hojlund and others.

However, now the team is sitting at just sixth position and last in their Champions League group. Many fans have already called on the manager to be sacked, both for the performances on the pitch, and the many problems inside the dressing room.

Erik Ten Hag
via Daily Star

Sir Jim Ratcliffe is expected to buy 25% of the club for a price of £1.3 billion, which is yet to be accepted. If it happens, there will be some huge changes in the club starting from the management. Previously, it was reported that Sir Jim was in favor of keeping Ten Hag at the club and that he would allow him to sign a lot of reinforcements.

However, it is now being considered that with the club’s recent drop in performances, along with the controversy in the dressing room is making Sir Jim reconsider this and as such Erik Ten Hag’s job is in huge danger. Ten Hag would have to prove that he is the man to lead by starting to win games.

Ancelotti reportedly linked with Manchester United manager role

Sir Jim is already preparing some alternatives to Erik Ten Hag if he does fire him. According to Spanish media outlet Cadena Cope, Ratcliffe has already chosen Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti as successor for the managerial role.

Carlo Ancelotti will see his contract expire in the upcoming summer, and Real Madrid are yet to agree on a contract extension with him. Many believe the Italian is ready to leave the club, with many teams being predicted as his next destination.

The Brazil national team job has been linked to him since last season, with the President of Brazil’s soccer federation claiming it will happen. Now, Manchester United could provide competition for his signature. Ancelotti has no intention of leaving the club, as he has repeatedly stated in press conferences.

However, anything can happen in soccer, and we will have to see what unfolds. Meanwhile, Erik ten Hag will have to do his best to ensure he isn’t sacked. His first test will be against Galatasaray in the Champions League tonight, where a win is crucial for qualifying for the knockout stages.

Fazal Al Bashar

562 articles

Fazal is a passionate soccer aficionado, who when not discovering the latest soccer stories and rumors, indulges in playing FIFA all night. While he sucks at the sport, he knows the who and what in all things soccer-related.


Leave a Comment