Brentford manager could replace Erik Ten Hag to take over Man Utd

Manchester United supporters are incensed at the possibility of one purported candidate succeeding Erik ten Hag as manager.

By Shyam
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Thomas Frank | Credit: Getty Images

With every week that goes by, Ten Hag’s future at Old Trafford seems more uncertain. His campaign was unpredictable, marred by injuries and subpar play.

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Although it’s been widely reported that United hasn’t decided what to do with the Dutchman—who still has a chance to win the FA Cup this year—a number of names are being mentioned as potential replacements.

Furthermore, according to the Telegraph, Thomas Frank, the manager of Brentford, is a “strong contender” to take over at United if they decide to switch managers.

The Dane is already friends with co-owners INEOS, and he was also close to Sir Dave Brailsford, the company’s director of sport, prior to his investment in United.

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However, Frank’s potential replacement at Old Trafford has not pleased United fans on social media, with some making jokes about the quantity of applicants who have been connected to the position in recent weeks.

Frank led Brentford to the Premier League and guided the team through three seasons of play in the middle of the league, culminating with a ninth-place result.

The Dane would fit within United’s new organizational structure after INEOS owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe joined the team, according to a story in the Telegraph.

They reportedly want a head coach who will only work with the team, with technical director Jason Wilcox and incoming sporting director Dan Ashworth handling other operations like hiring.

By Shyam
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Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.