Manchester United Reportedly Eyes Graham Potter as Potential Erik ten Hag Successor Amid Ownership Transition
Rumors circulate that Manchester United is considering Graham Potter as a potential replacement for current manager Erik ten Hag, amid shifts in ownership dynamics at the club. The British billionaire, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, poised to take charge of football operations at United with a substantial 25% stake valued at £1.3 billion, has reportedly made initial contacts. Although there’s no immediate consideration for Ten Hag’s dismissal, Ratcliffe may reassess the situation if United fails to reverse their dismal form, culminating in their Champions League group-stage exit.
As pressure mounts on Ten Hag following United’s European and Carabao Cup exits, the Dutch manager might find an opportunity at a Champions League club. Speculations link him with German powerhouse Borussia Dortmund, as noted by BILD columnist Jan Aage Fjortoft. Despite Dortmund’s struggles in the Bundesliga, their top finish in Champions League Group F, ahead of Paris Saint-Germain, might afford some reprieve for their current coach, Edin Terzic, in the interim.
Potter, who previously declined coaching offers post his departure from Chelsea in April, recently rejected an offer to helm Sweden’s national team. His earlier success with Ostersunds in Sweden, marked by three promotions in five years and clinching the Swedish Cup in 2017, underscores his managerial prowess.