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Man Utd set to appoint Ten Hag as new manager


Manchester United are close to finalising the appointment of their new manager with

Erik ten Hag expected to be their chosen candidate.

Sources from Ajax and the Dutchman's camp told Sky Sports News last week talks over compensation and how to handle a formal announcement had taken place, after he impressed in his interview.

A deal is not done and United's stance is the process is still under way with multiple candidates, but it is understood official negotiations will now begin over compensation due to Ajax and the details of Ten Hag's contract.

Ten Hag has a year left on his Ajax contract but excellent relations between the clubs have made talks more straightforward and the Eredivisie club will not stand in his way.

He has long been admired internally, is the popular candidate, and was the easiest to secure on their shortlist of four.

Mauricio Pochettino has been his only true rival for the job, but negotiating with Paris Saint-Germain would be an altogether different prospect than dealing with Ajax. The Dutch club have been helpful rather than obstructive and it is understood Ten Hag's compensation price is a lowly £1.7m compared to £15m for the Argentine.

Julen Lopetegui stated his desire to remain at Sevilla, while Luis Enrique's commitment to leading Spain out at the World Cup was too complicated a situation to navigate

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