Ten Hag is one of the few names on the Red Devils shortlist as the Premier League team looks to make an appointment ahead of next season.
The 52-year-old has garnered admiration for his work with Ajax in recent seasons and has twice won the Eredivisie title with the Dutch team, with his silver-winning background, reliance on young talent, and experience working under an organized team. he is a leading candidate.
Manchester United were also impressed with the rebuilding of the 2018/19 Champions League semi-finals, following the sale of key staff, and longevity in Amsterdam as well.
Manchester Evening News reports that Ten Hag is now the club’s preferred player and negotiations could be quickened following Ajax’s exit from the Champions League this week.
Mauricio Pochettino is still in the lead, while the Red Devils are keeping an eye on what’s going on outside Chelsea before moving on to Thomas Tuchel.
Spain manager Luis Enrique and Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui are among the top five nominees.
Enrique’s experience of coaching Barcelona’s success and desire to work in the Premier League makes him a viable option, but the deal could not have existed before the 2022 World Cup starting in November.