The reason Sir Jim Ratcliffe is furious with Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag

Erik ten Hag will remain as Man Utd manager next season (Picture: NOS)

Sir Jim Ratcliffe is furious with Erik ten Hag after the Manchester United manager revealed details of the meeting which saw him keep his job.

The Dutchman looked certain to be sacked prior to last month’s FA Cup final which saw United stun rival Manchester City at Wembley.

After such an uplifting end to what had been a tumultuous campaign, Ten Hag issued a back me or sack me ultimatum to Ratcliffe and his INEOS cohorts.

United’s new key decision makers refused to be hurried into deciding the former Ajax manager’s fate and interviewed several candidates, including Thomas Tuchel.

Ultimately, Ten Hag has been granted a third season at the helm and could even sign a new three-year contract.

The 54-year-old has annoyed his employers, however, according to The Sun by going public and revealing information about the now infamous Ibiza summit meeting.

Speaking earlier this week, Ratcliffe finally gave some insight into his rationale forpersisting with Ten Hag.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe owns a 27% stake in Manchester United

Erik ten Hag’s position was strengthened by winning the FA Cup (Picture: Getty)

‘The coach isn’t the central issue at Manchester United,’ Ratcliffe said in an interview with Bloomberg.

‘It’s a sports club. It needs to be competitive, it needs a degree of intensity, but with a supportive side to it because you are dealing with players who are relatively young. It hasn’t had that type of environment historically.’

Ratcliffe also warned that he is ‘not confident’ that United’s squad issues will be addressed in the summer transfer window.

‘It will take two or three summer windows to get to a better place,’ Ratcliffe said. ‘I’m not confident that we’ll solve all the problems in the first transfer window.

‘Manchester United doesn’t have any players that are valued at €100 million or more.

Ratcliffe also added that buying one high-value player, ‘isn’t going to solve the problem at Manchester United’.

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