Sir Jim Ratcliffe

Sir Jim Ratcliffe sets 5 new rules for transfers at Manchester United

Sir Jim Ratcliffe has reportedly introduced a new of rules for Manchester United starting from the summer transfer window. The new part-owner wants to trim down the amount being spent on players at Old Trafford.

As per a report in The Sun, Ratcliffe has brought in 5 new rules and all managers, including Erik ten Hag if he stays, will have to follow them. They will no longer be managers at the club, but will be coaches.

The first rule introduced is that no player above the age of 25 will be signed. The vision for all transfers will need to be long term, thus ending moves like the £70 million deal to sign Casemiro in 2022.

Ratcliffe also wants to ensure that no big name is signed by the club. He has no plans to pay over the top in transfer fees and wages.

Jason Willcox, the new technical director, will be incharge of the style of play at the club. The coaches brought in will have to follow the style and make no changes.

With managers turning into coaches, they will no longer be included directly in transfers. They can suggest positions to look at, but not player names.

The final rule allows the coaches to make the final decision, but the names will be sent to them. INEOS are planning to give coaches three names per position they want, and they will be allowed to name their pick.

Erik ten Hag unsure about Manchester United future

Erik ten Hag spoke about his future at Manchester United and admitted that he was unsure if the FA Cup was his last game. He said via BBC:

“I don’t know [if this was my last game]. But the only thing I am doing is preparing my team, developing my team, progressing my players because for me this is a project. When I came in, it was a mess and we are now better but we are not where we want to be. Football is about winning trophies. At the end of the day, I want to play the best football.”

He added:

“I want to play dynamic football, attacking football but in the end, you have to win games and you have to win trophies and now we are. That is the mentality we brought in. We only had one opportunity – the FA Cup – and we did it. As I say, I am so proud of the players and staff because they have done an incredible job.”

Reports suggest Roberto de Zerbi, Thomas Tuchel, Graham Potter and Gareth Southgate are in the running to become the next Manchester United boss if Ten Hag is sacked.

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