Man United ‘set deadline’ on Erik ten Hag, Mauricio Pochettino or Thomas Tuchel appointments

Manchester United are reportedly hoping to reach a decision on their next manager by the end of the month amid interest in Erik ten Hag, Mauricio Pochettino and Thomas Tuchel.

Ralf Rangnick was given the keys to Old Trafford on an interim basis earlier in the campaign. Yet the German isn’t set to be given the job permanently.

Manchester United thought Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was on the right track to bring back the glory days when he was given a new contract back in the summer.

However, the Norwegian was axed in November after a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Watford.

Rangnick was then brought in on an interim basis and charged with the task of steadying the ship and achieving a top-four finish.

However, United are trailing Arsenal and Tottenham at the current moment in time – with West Ham also hot on their heels.

The Red Devils, behind the scenes, are continuing to weigh up their managerial options.

Ten Hag is admired, having worked wonders at Ajax over the past five years with the club primed to win the Eredivisie title again.

Pochettino is also rated behind the scenes, even if his time at Paris Saint-Germain hasn’t lived up to expectations.

And with Chelsea currently in disarray, Tuchel has also emerged as a potential option.

Now, the Daily Mail say the Red Devils want to reach a decision on their next manager by the end of the month.

And they’ve set that deadline at a time where United are ‘reluctant’ to spend big money in compensation to land their next boss.

Ten Hag is the most-affordable, with Ajax unlikely to stand in the Dutchman’s way of a potential move to the Premier League.

He was previously eyed by Tottenham a year ago to replace Jose Mourinho, who lost his job shortly before the Carabao Cup final in April.

But Spurs ended up settling for Nuno Espirito Santo instead.

Despite United’s current stance, it appears Tuchel and Pochettino are also being monitored.

And what ultimately happens remains to be seen, with United focused on breaking into the top four for the time being.