Erik ten Hag 'will be sacked' by Man Utd regardless of FA Cup final result vs Man City

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Erik ten Hag is reportedly facing the sack from Manchester United regardless of the outcome in Saturday's FA Cup final.

Despite leading the team for two years, Ten Hag's time at United could be over after he steered the club to an eighth-place finish in the Premier League this season, their worst since 1990, The Guardian claims.

Even a victory against Manchester City at Wembley, which is crucial for United's European football aspirations next season, is unlikely to save the Dutchman's job after new minority owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe's decision.

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According to The Guardian, Thomas Tuchel, Mauricio Pochettino, Kieran McKenna, Graham Potter and Thomas Frank are among those being considered to take over at Old Trafford. Chelsea's recent split with Pochettino complicates matters, with McKenna and Frank also on the Blues' radar.

United have officially stated that no final decision has been made regarding Ten Hag's future, reports the Mirror.

Facing media scrutiny on Thursday, Ten Hag dismissed the notion that the upcoming FA Cup final could be his last game at the helm. He emphasized his commitment to the role, stating: "I have nothing to say. I'm just focusing on the job I have to do and that is first win the game on Saturday and then the project, to keep going with the project."

He added: "There are some very good things, players coming through and on Saturday we have a big opportunity to win the next trophy.

"After every season you review it and we will see where we are in the project, things we have to change. I came here to win trophies. Saturday is the next opportunity. We earned this opportunity as a team and now we have to go for it.

"In the last 10 years, not so many trophies in this club but we have an opportunity to win two trophies in two years."