Erik Ten Hag: 3 demands Man United manager made to board before he signs a new contract

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Erik Ten Hag: 3 demands Man United manager made to board before he signs a new contract

Stephen Oladehinde 18:42 - 13.06.2024

Erik Ten Hag is rumoured to have made three demands before agreeing to a new deal at Manchester United.

Ten Hag was recently on the verge of leaving Manchester United this summer after an awful season in the Premier League.

However, after a review with the Man United board, the Dutch manager was given another chance and allowed to continue with the team.

He is set to sign a contract extension with the Red Devils and has highlighted three conditions that must be put in place.

Ten Hags demands

Man United gave up on the search for a new manager and instead decided to back and support Ten Hag with a new contract.

According to The Sun, before Ten Hag signs a contract for further terms at Old Trafford, he is going to make three demands.

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Erik Ten Hag, Man United manager || Imago

1. Ten Hag demands Jadon Sancho’s apology before first-team return 

According to reports, the 58-year-old will not allow Jadon Sancho to return to the first-team squad unless he issues an apology.

Sancho and Ten Hag had a back-and-forth last season, which led to the England international being dropped from the team.

The situation led to his being loaned out to Borussia Dortmund after effectively branding Ten Hag a liar.

Jadon sancho || Imago
Jadon Sancho || Imago

2. No dictating of a style of play 

Ten Hag is expected to resist attempts by Jason Wilcox, the technical director, to control Manchester United's style of play.

However, it was reported that the Dutchman impressed the club's management by agreeing to Wilcox's request to play Bruno Fernandes as a false nine in the FA Cup final victory over Manchester City.

But reports suggest that he is asking for a free hand in the way the team sets up both tactically and in gameplay.

3. New contract for Benni McCarthy

According to reports, Ten Hag has asked for Benni McCarthy’s contract to be renewed before he signs a new deal.

McCarthy disclosed last month that his contract will expire in a few weeks, leaving the South African unemployed while the team awaited Ten Hag's decision.

The South African, who formerly played for West Ham and Blackburn, has stated that he wants to continue with the team.

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Benni McCarthy || Imago

Meanwhile, Man United is rumoured to be considering offering Ten Hag a new deal that will expire in 2027. 

His current contract, which ends in 2025, would be extended for a further two years under the terms of the offer.