Ten Hag says potential Glazer’s Man United sale will be beneficial for his project as he eyes a transfer budget boost.
Man United manager has welcomed the potential sale following an announcement from the Glazer family last month that they are ready to hand over control.
Erik ten Hag is looking forward to having “more money” to spend at Manchester United, with a takeover set to make his project “even better”.
United spent a club record £220million during the Dutchman’s first transfer window in charge last summer, and Ten Hag has been informed that even more money will be available if the sale goes through to compete with his Big Six rivals and emerging threat Newcastle.
The Glazer family have made it clear that they are open to offers for the Premier League giants, with numerous potential investors being speculated on at Old Trafford.
It’s understood the Glazers will listen to offers in excess of £ 5 billion but are hoping that figure could go as high as £9bn if media giants like Apple, Amazon, and Google enter the bidding.
Any change in ownership is likely to see funds made available for reinforcements during upcoming transfer windows, with Ten Hag admitting that a cash injection will make his life easier in a demanding coaching role.
United’s manager has told The Athletic of meetings with club chief executive Richard Arnold and the Glazers’ willingness to push through a sale: “He said they’re open and transparent. We spoke about the culture we want, we spoke about objectives, goals, and the culture and he confirmed it won’t change, that it will be even better because more money will become available for this project.”
Dutch tactician Ten Hag added on the need for United to increase their spending power so that they can continue to compete with domestic and European rivals: “My information is that it will only be good things because there will be more investment possible, which is good. I look at the competition around the Premier League. They all have the opportunity to invest. It’s a tough competition between seven or eight clubs.”