Report: ‘Fantastic’ manager nears shock agreement as Ineos can forget about Manchester United move

Manchester United face a huge summer and one big decision stands above the rest as Erik ten Hag fights for his future in the Old Trafford dugout. 

With Ineos at Old Trafford, significant changes are anticipated.

In the upcoming weeks and months, important appointments are anticipated.

Omar Berrada, the incoming CEO, is currently his route from Manchester City to United, while Ineos is eager to add Southampton’s Jason Wilcox and Newcastle United’s Dan Ashworth.

While those agreements might take some time to close, Ineos is trying to appoint experienced players to key positions in a new United era.

Given that Ineos is currently seeking a CEO, sporting director, and technical director, it is logical to anticipate that the manager’s role will also be scrutinized.

Erik ten Hag has not built on last season’s third-place finish and poor performances will leave Ineos weighing up a change this summer.

Manchester United looks set to miss out on Julian Nagelsmann 

There have been a lot of rumors floating around regarding possible managerial hires to take Ten Hag’s place this summer.

According to reports from April, United and Ineos were showing ‘growing interest’ in Germany’s manager, Julian Nagelsmann.

Nagelsmann, who Jurgen Klopp called “fantastic,” is expected to captain Germany to the 2024 European Championship, although it’s unclear if his schedule would coincide with United’s.

If Nagelsmann were to coach at Euro 2024 and then begin his career at Old Trafford, would United be content with that?

That would be debatable, and Nagelsmann appears set to rule out moving to United anyhow.

According to Florian Plettenberg of Sky Germany, Nagelsmann is very close to making an incredible comeback to Bayern Munich.

Nagelsmann was axed by Bayern in March of last year and replaced by Thomas Tuchel, but the Bavarian giants have lost their Bundesliga crown to Bayer Leverkusen.

Tuchel is leaving this summer and in a shock turn of events, Plettenberg claims that Nagelsmann is in ‘advanced talks’ over a comeback.

It’s surprising to see Nagelsmann being so willing to make a return after his rather brutal sacking just over a year ago, but it looks like he will be heading back to the Allianz Arena rather than to Old Trafford.

A bad time to want a new boss 

Ten Hag’s future has not yet been decided by Ineos, at least not in public.

We’re not sure if they’re actively seeking a new manager, but considering the other teams that are in the running for managers, now wouldn’t be a good time for them to start.

Barcelona is searching for Xavi’s replacement, and Liverpool is still hunting for Klopp’s replacement this summer.

With questions surrounding Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri’s future, it appears that major teams will be looking to hire new managers at the end of the current campaign.

That is hardly the best time for United to make a change but if Ineos don’t believe in Ten Hag, it may be better to part ways rather than drag it out into next term.

Nagelsmann is one name to cross off the list for United fans as Ineos weigh up their options ahead of the summer.

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