A surprising managerial candidate for Manchester United has emerged if Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s group decides to part ways with Erik ten Hag.
The British billionaire is on the verge of finalizing his acquisition of a minority stake in Manchester United, following Sheikh Jassim’s withdrawal from the bidding competition.
His offer is believed to be for a 25% stake, valued at £1.4 billion, as part of a staged buyout of the entire club.
Despite an underwhelming start to the 2023/24 season, Ten Hag is believed to have Ratcliffe’s support. Manchester United has already suffered four Premier League defeats and lost their first two matches in the Champions League, leading to increased speculation about the Dutchman’s potential sacking last month.
If Ratcliffe’s team decide to relieve Ten Hag of his duties at Man United, Graham Potter could be a possible replacement, according toAlan Nixon.
Former cycling boss Sir Dave Brailsford, who could become part of Man United’s committee, is a fan of Potter and wanted him at Nice.
The 48-year-old is out of work following his dismissal at Chelsea in April.
He had rose to fame after producing managerial heroics at Brighton, where he enjoyed three-and-bit seasons at the club.
During his time at the AMEX Stadium outfit, the Englishman secured their highest top flight finish of ninth place in the 2021/22 season.
He then landed the Chelsea job but failed to deliver at Stamford Bridge.
The 48-year-old has been linked with the likes of Rangers and Lyon, with a return to the Premier League supposedly on the cards.
Will Potter manage Man United in the future? Watch this space.