Former Chelsea striker, Chris Sutton, has told Manchester United to appoint Ajax boss, Erik ten Hag as their next permanent manager.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was dismissed as United manager on Sunday morning leaving the former Premier League champions in search of a new boss.

Michael Carrick has since taken charge at Old Trafford on until an interim manager is appointed.

Top on the list of possible replacement for Solskjaer are PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino, Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane, Ajax’s Ten Hag and Brendan Rodgers of Leicester City.

And Sutton thinks United would be better handles by the 51-year-old Dutchman.

“The fact that United have appointed an interim while they search for an interim is just odd. It’s amateurish. It screams of a half-hearted action,” he told Daily Mail.

“Where’s the ambition? Where’s the permanent manager? Why procrastinate?

“They’ve bowed to fan pressure without a plan. They like Mauricio Pochettino, apparently, and Pochettino likes them. If that’s the case, go and get him now.

“If I was in the United boardroom, I’d be voting for Erik ten Hag. Who hasn’t been impressed by Ajax under his guidance?

“His contract lasts until 2023, so compensation wouldn’t be crazy and United would be negotiating with a familiar face – Ajax CEO Edwin van der Sar. I bet Donny van de Beek would be pleased with that appointment!

“United’s dithering meant they missed out on Antonio Conte. His impact at Tottenham is being felt now.

“United need a top-level coach, someone with clout who can sort them out – not only from next season onward.”


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