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New Man Utd chief Richard Arnold targets Erik ten Hag as direct next boss.. but players want Mauricio Pochettino

NEW Manchester United manager Richard Arnold is backing Ralf Rangnick’s pursuit of Erik ten Hag as the next head coach.

A lot of United’s players want old Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino responsible for once Rangnick’s His time as a temporary manager has ended.

Ralf Rangnick and new manager Richard Arnold want Ajax coach Erik ten Hag to take over as Man Utd manager in the summer

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Ralf Rangnick and new manager Richard Arnold want Ajax coach Erik ten Hag to take over as Man Utd manager in the summerCredit: EPA
Mauricio Pochettino has been heavily linked with a move to Man Utd - and favored by the players

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Mauricio Pochettino has been heavily linked with a move to Man Utd – and favored by the playersCredit: AFP

But Arnold, who took over Ed Woodward as Old Trafford’s senior executive, was won by Rangnick against Ajax’s title, Ten Hag, 52.

Woodward has fueled efforts to bring Pochettino from Paris Saint-Germain right after the layoff Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November.

When that proves impossible, there are still plans to sign the players in January, who will be able to kick in if Poch is ready to take over in June.

But Rangnick, set to transition into an advisory role when his tenure as manager comes to an end, Ten Hag is adamantly the right man to lead a lasting revival.

Appointing a new manager is not the only big decision facing the two most powerful men at Old Trafford.

United desperately need a new centre-back but quite resigned to not being able to run Erling Haaland.

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Real Sociedad’s Alexander Isak is among the options being considered but the club need someone who can deliver immediately, not a young player who will take time to adapt.

Arnold and Rangnick must also deal with the future of Paul Pogba.

The 28-year-old Frenchman is showing signs of wanting to stay after his contract ends in June.

Pogba is back in action after a long break with a thigh injury but will have to perform well to convince United he is worthy of the wages he and his agent pay. Mino Raiola will be required.

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