REVEALED: Who will decide Erik ten Hag’s Man United future… with new co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe ‘not wanting to intervene’

  • Erik ten Hag’s future at Manchester United is under pressure after a bad season
  • Sir Jim Ratcliffe has reportedly decided who will have the final say on his future
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Omar Berrada has reportedly been given the responsibility of having the final say on Erik ten Hag’s future at Manchester United.

Berrada will take on the role of United’s new CEO this summer as he is currently on gardening leave after his departure from Manchester City was confirmed in January.

He was brought in by Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS after they took over 25 percent of the Red Devils in December.

One of the biggest decisions they will have to make in the coming months is whether to keep or part with Ten Hag, after a poor season for the Red Devils.

As reported by the Manchester Evening News (MEN) will task Sir Jim Ratcliffe Berrada to be the ‘de facto kingmaker’ in any decision made about Ten Hag’s future – including who would replace him.

Ten Hag's future at Old Trafford is uncertain

Omar Berrada (left) will reportedly have the final say on Erik ten Hag’s (right) future at Man United

Ratcliffe 'does not want to intervene' in the decision and relies on Berrada's football expertise

Ratcliffe ‘does not want to intervene’ in the decision and relies on Berrada’s football expertise

It is because United co-owner Ratcliffe does not want to ‘intervene and determine the fate of Ten Hag’.

He relies on the football expertise of Berrada, who was Man City’s Chief Football Operating Officer until his move to United was confirmed.

Another man who could be considered is Sir Dave Brailsford, sporting director of INEOS.

Although Brailsford is conducting a thorough audit of United and sits on the football board, the GENTLEMEN insisting that he will not determine Ten Hag’s position.

The Red Devils also want to make Dan Ashworth their new sporting director.

Ashworth was placed on garden leave by Newcastle after revealing to the club’s hierarchy that he wanted to join the Red Devils.

He has close ties with England manager Gareth Southgate, who has recently been linked with the Manchester United job.

Other names linked as potential replacements for Ten Hag include Roberto De Zerbi and Graham Potter.

Ten Hag got a big boost with United's epic 4-3 comeback win against Liverpool

Ten Hag got a big boost with United’s epic 4-3 comeback win against Liverpool

However, the Red Devils face a tough challenge to qualify for next season's Champions League

However, the Red Devils face a tough challenge to qualify for next season’s Champions League

Ten Hag is expected to retain his position until the end of the season after some recent positive results, including their epic 4-3 victory over Liverpool in the FA Cup.

A big factor could be whether United qualify for the Champions League. They currently sit sixth, nine points behind fourth-placed Aston Villa.

However, United could still qualify for the Champions League if they finish fifth, and they also have a game in hand against Unai Emery’s side.

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