Erik ten Hag’s camp are concerned Manchester United have issues with his lack of experience managing at the highest level, according to reports.
ten Hag is currently the frontrunner to take over at Old Trafford, despite the club also having talks with Mauricio Pochettino and Luis Enrique.
However, there remains a chance he won’t take over at Old Trafford despite being the clear favourite to be given the role.
While the discussions with Erik ten Hag supposedly went well, the Telegraph says there is ‘concern’ among Ten Hag’s camp that the club has ‘issues’ over the experience he has of being in charge of a big side.
The Dutchman has only ever been a head coach in his homeland – previously managing the Utrecht and Go Ahead Eagles.
He formerly worked in Germany with Bayern Munich but only as an assistant, where he served Pep Guardiola during the Spaniard’s spell at the Allianz Arena.
Ten Hag, it’s also stated, has only ever worked in a ‘particular environment’ where he has the support of a sporting director.
United, for their part, are still looking to finalize the structure of their department – with John Murtough, Darren Fletcher, and Richard Arnold all involved in the decision-making to various degrees.
Manchester United are supposedly concerned about Ten Hag’s lack of experience.
Pochettino has been discussed and remains popular among clubs’ hierarchy.
Luis Enrique has also been talked about but the Spain boss has made it abundantly clear he wants to lead his nation at the World Cup in Qatar, which is due to take place later in the year.