Manchester United are close to appointing Erik Ten Hag of Ajax as their next permanent manager.
It will bring to an end the hunt for a new man to succeed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Ten Hag and PSG’s Mauricio Pochettino were both interviewed, while Spain coach Luis Enrique and Sevilla’s Julen Lopetegui were also considered on a four-man shortlist to replace interim boss Ralf Rangnick in the summer.
But according to ESPN, United chiefs have now decided Ten Hag is the man they’re set to appoint with the Dutchman prepared to walk away from Ajax at the end of the season.
Football director John Murtough and technical director Darren Fletcher have led the search for United’s new boss, reporting in to chief executive Richard Arnold and joint-chairman Joel Glazer.
Widespread reports have suggested club officials have been in disagreement over whether Ten Hag or Pochettino would be the best fit but ESPN now claim Arnold and Glazer are in agreement that the 52-year-old is the best man for the job.