According to Football Insider, Manchester United has decided to appoint Erik ten Hag as their permanent manager and is set to trigger his release clause.
The Red Devils are eager to get the deal over the line in the coming weeks. The Dutch tactician, too, is interested in moving to Old Trafford.
Manchester United have been on the lookout for a permanent solution to their managerial conundrum since sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November last year.
With most top managers around Europe then occupied, the club decided to appoint an interim manager until the end of the season.
Ralf Rangnick was hired to lead Manchester United temporarily, with a deal in place which would see him take up a consultancy role following the end of the ongoing season.
However, things have not entirely gone to plan for the German tactician, as the current squad has not been molded as per Rangnick’s requirements.
Multiple coaches have been linked with the Manchester United job, including Luis Enrique and Ernesto Valverde. But the Red Devils had two prime candidates in Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino and Ten Hag.
After multiple rounds of talks, they have eventually zeroed in on the Dutch manager.
Their chances of clinching Champions League qualification for next season look bleak. One could argue that Manchester United would be better suited to not qualify for any European competition for next season and start afresh, giving ten Hag the chance to build the squad to his liking.