Erik ten Hag cuts a relaxed figure in Ibiza as Man United’s under-fire manager dines out with his wife just days before Sir Jim Ratcliffe decides whether to sack or back Dutchman

  • Erik ten Hag stretched back and enjoyed a glass of wine while on holiday in Ibiza 
  • Sir Jim Ratcliffe is set to make a decision on the Dutchman’s future this week  
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Erik ten Hag cut a relaxed figure as he was pictured for the first time since Manchester United’s FA Cup final victory against Manchester City enjoying dinner with his wife Bianca while on holiday in Ibiza. 

While his future as Manchester United manager still hangs in the balance, the 54-year-old Dutch coach appeared to stretch back in his chair as he supped on a glass of wine. 

United have endured a tumultuous season, slumping to eighth in the Premier League standings, but Ten Hag still managed to guide his side to silverware this season, clinching the FA Cup.  

But Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Manchester United’s leadership team are now set to make a decision on Ten Hag’s future later this week. 

United bosses had been holding a review into the season and had also been scouring the managerial market for a potential replacement for Ten Hag. 

Thomas Tuchel had emerged as one of the favourites to succeed the manager and had reportedly held talks with Ratcliffe in Monaco last week. 

It is understood the German is no longer in consideration after he revealed he was set to take a break from football.

According to The Telegraph, Ten Hag has been growing frustrated by how long United’s end-of-season review has taken.

United are set to return for pre-season training during the first two weeks of July, before heading off on tour to the USA where they will take on Arsenal on Saturday July 27 in Los Angeles in a pre-season friendly. 

That means whoever takes up the role as Man United’s manager for the 2024-25 season won’t have long to get their ducks in a row before the new season starts. 

The Telegraph claims that the Dutchman is anxious that the club is ‘in danger of falling behind in this summer’s transfer market’. 

United need to strengthen in several areas this summer, including a new holding midfielder, another forward and a centre back. 

Casemiro has failed to impress this season and securing a new defensive midfielder may be a priority for the club. United have also been left hampered by a string of injuries to key defenders this season and may want to bolster their options at centre back, particularly now that Raphael Varane has left the club. 

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