Manchester United have spoken to Ajax boss Erik ten Hag as the Old Trafford club step up their search for a permanent manager.
Alf Rangnick was handed the reins on an interim basis in November 1999, following the sacking of treble hero Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after almost three years in charge.
United are looking to name their permanent successor before the summer and plan to speak to a number of candidates, with Ten Hag said to have met with the Premier League club as part of that process.
The 52-year-old Dutchman has been at the helm of the Johan Cruyff Arena since 2017 after coaching Go Ahead Eagles, Bayern Munich II and Utrecht, among others.
Ajax currently sit at the top of the Eredivisie standings while Ten Hag are looking to clinch the league title for a third time during a tenure that included a remarkable run to the Champions League semi-finals in 2019.
The Amsterdam giants were eventually defeated by a Tottenham side coached by Mauricio Pochettino, who has long been admired by United.
The Argentine currently manages Ligue 1 leaders Paris St Germain but his position will be put to the test after being knocked out in the Champions League round of 16 by Real Madrid.
Spain boss Luis Enrique and Sevilla head coach Julen Lopetegui have also been linked with the vacant post at Old Trafford, with Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel reportedly no longer being considered.
https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/premier-league/ajax-boss-erik-ten-hag-holds-talks-with-man-united-as-red-devils-step-up-search-for-new-manager-41478263.html Ajax boss Erik ten Hag holds talks with Man United as the Red Devils intensify their search for a new manager