Man United managerial candidates were left ‘astounded by low wages’ and ‘unimpressed by the club’s transfer budget’ before decision was made to keep Erik ten Hag

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Man United have decided to stick with manager Erik ten Hag but a new report suggest that some of the potential replacements were not impressed with what the club were offering.

Ten Hag will remain in the job for next season and has entered into talks with the Old Trafford club over a contract extension despite the team’s lowest ever Premier League finish of eighth.

The decision comes after an end-of-season review by the club’s board for the 2023-24 campaign, which finished on a high with a shock FA Cup final win over favourites Manchester City.

The likes of Thomas Tuchel, Gareth Southgate and Mauricio Pochettino had been touted as potential replacements,

United spoke to a number of managers and The Times claim that two of them did not find the proposal all that appealing.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Man United have abandoned their search for a new manager

One is said to have been ‘astounded by the low wage that he would receive if he took the job’.

Another ‘was left unimpressed by the transfer budget, which is roughly £35m gross this summer.

Former Ajax Amsterdam coach Ten Hag had come under increasing pressure after 20-times English champions United suffered their worst start to a season since 1962-63 with eight defeats in their first 15 matches in all competitions.

Erik ten Hag will remain in the job after guiding his side to a second trophy in two years

They ended up eighth after 14 defeats in their 38 league games and bowed out of the Champions League in the group phase.

Ten Hag’s job security had been the subject of speculation all season and many pundits believed the FA Cup final would be the Dutchman’s last game with the team, win or lose.