Manchester United is nearing a deal to hire Erik ten Hag from Ajax as their new manager.
According to Mail Online, conversations have taken place with the Dutch club to determine the terms of Ten Hag’s release, marking a big step forward for United in their pursuit of the 52-year-old.
Ten Hag’s Ajax contract expires at the end of next season, and the talks took place at the end of last week, indicating that United is now ready to move further with his signing.
Ten Hag’s compensation would be slightly over £1.6 million, far less than Paris Saint-demand Germain’s for the release of Mauricio Pochettino, the other prominent candidate for the job.
Sportsmail exclusively revealed Ten Hag was a leading contender for the job in November, before breaking the news of his interview for the post last month.
United’s process to choose Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s permanent successor has been described as ‘advanced’, although club sources stressed on Wednesday night that they are yet to reach a definitive decision on the new boss.