Reports suggest that Manchester United have received a boost amid their interest in Ajax manager Eric Ten Hag.
Ten Hag has been linked to United’s hot seat as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer comes under increasing pressure after an inconsistent start to the season.
The Dutchman has also been linked with Newcastle, who are looking for a successor to Steve Bruce to lead the club into a new era after their Saudi-led takeover of £300m.
according to MirrorHowever, the Magpies face a difficult task to convince the 51-year-old to move to Tyneside.
This is because the former Utrecht boss is not keen on the relegation battle in the Premier League.
Toon’s side have had a horrendous start to the season with no wins after their first 10 Premier League games, of which they lost six.
This led to Bruce’s dismissal and made Newcastle’s search for a replacement a priority.
Tin Hag is among the top picks and they are willing to give him huge transfers in addition to his massive salary which earns him five times his current wage of £2m a year.
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But the former centre-back does not seem keen to risk the Champions League for the tournament.
Thus, he is currently focused on the Eredivisie champions and refuses to address the speculation linking him to the top position at St James’ Park.
Ten Hag also avoids commenting on rumors that Newcastle’s new owners are keeping tabs on Ajax’s sporting director Marc Overmars.
However, the sacking of Ronald Koeman from Barcelona has made things more complicated for both Newcastle United and United.
This is because Tin Hag is still among Barcelona’s targets as it will take some time to get the club legend and Xavi’s best pick from Al Sadd.
However, the Dutchman looks very happy in Amsterdam as he turned down Spurs as well as three Bundesliga jobs and an Italian club last summer.
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