Dan Ashworth meets Graham Potter over Manchester United move

Manchester United are looking at former Chelsea boss Graham Potter as a potential replacement for Erik ten Hag.

According to a report by The Sun, Erik ten Hag’s future at Manchester United is not certain. The Dutch manager is under scrutiny and he could be sacked in the near future. The new minority owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his team have already started the search for a new boss and Graham Potter is one of the names on their radar.

Potter didn’t really have the best of times at Chelsea, he was sacked just six months into the job. Things might not have worked for him at the London club but he did prove himself in the Premier League with Brighton back in the day.

United keen on having Potter on their bench

His exceptional performances with the Segulls gives the new United ownership the confidence that he could do it for them. He is a favourite of Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his assistant Sir David Brailsford to become the new manager of the Red Devils if they decided to fire Ten Hag who hasn’t been doing that great a job.

While they did have a great first season under the Dutch manager, things have gone downhill since. As a result, United could decide to part ways with him. And, they have already started making moves to land Potter at Old Trafford.

United’s first move in former Chelsea boss’ pursuit

They have asked their soon-to-be sporting director Dan Ashworth to make it happen. The Newcastle chief recently met his former colleague from his days at Brighton to discuss the United job.

Potter hasn’t returned to managerial action since getting sacked by Chelsea back in April last year. While multiple clubs have approached him, he is waiting for the perfect opportunity. The job at United could be the ideal role for him as it will give him the chance to once again work with Ashworth.

The duo had great success at Brighton back in the day and that is exactly what the Red Devils want. Ashworth has already agreed to a move to Manchester United but negotiations between the clubs regarding compensation is still on.

Ratcliffe is a huge fan of the former Brighton manager, he tried to sign him for his French side Nice but failed. However, he is determined to have him on his bench to lead the new project.

Leave Comment


Welcome Back!

Login to your account below

Retrieve your password

Please enter your username or email address to reset your password.