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Ajax boss Erik ten Hag and Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino are the two leading candidates for the Manchester United job.

However, Ten Hag has emerged over the past few days as United’s preferred candidate to become the club’s next permanent manager. 

According to Manchester Evening News, Ten Hag has impressed United with his ability to assemble two successful teams during his time in charge of Ajax. His potential for longevity also appeals to the club, with the 52-year-old having been in charge in Amsterdam since December 2017.

The Dutchman is contracted with Ajax until next year, but his compensation fee isn’t thought to be an issue.

While Ten Hag is United’s preferred choice, the club are yet to make a final decision. Mauricio Pochettino remains one of the frontrunners, with the Paris Saint-Germain boss expected to be sacked following their exit from the Champions League.