LONDON. – Erik Ten Hag’s sacking would cost Manchester United a record £15million.
The Dutch boss is under intense scrutiny following the 3-0 hammering by local rivals Manchester City on Sunday – with even his own players left dumbfounded by some of his tactics.
Ten Hag’s £9million-a-year contract at Old Trafford runs out in the summer of 2025.
But his future at the Theatre of Dreams has become uncertain after the struggling Red Devils’ fifth defeat in ten league games on Sunday.
Since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure from Old Trafford in 2013 Man Utd have spent a staggering £38 million in sacking managers.
The Glazers would need to pay up Ten Hag’s guaranteed salary if they are to get rid of another boss – which is set to be around £15million, according to the Daily Mirror.
This amount is a record sum for the club as former managers who were shown the exit door such as David Moyes (£7m), Louis van Gaal (£8.4m) and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (£7.5m) were paid far less.
Only Jose Mourinho (£15m) has matched the Dutchman’s potential payout.
Ten Hag’s fate at the club has become even more uncertain after he blasted his Red Devil players for their poor showing in the second half against City. – The Sun