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Graham Potter: Manchester United ‘reach out’ to former Chelsea boss

The winds of change may be blowing at Old Trafford as Manchester United are rumoured to have informally reached out to Graham Potter, signalling a potential managerial shift in the near future.

This development comes amidst mounting pressure on current manager Erik ten Hag, fuelled by the club’s dismal performance in the ongoing season.

Manchester United’s 2023-2024 campaign has been far from the glory days the fans are accustomed to. With 12 losses in 24 matches across all competitions, a bottom-place finish in the Champions League group, and an untimely exit from the Carabao Cup to Newcastle United, the Red Devils currently find themselves languishing in ninth place in the Premier League.

The managerial hot seat has become increasingly uncomfortable for Erik ten Hag, as the team struggles to find its rhythm and deliver the results that the demanding Old Trafford faithful expect. The pressure on the Dutch manager has reached a critical point, prompting the club to explore alternative options.

According to reports from the UK Metro, Manchester United has initiated informal talks with Brighton & Hove Albion’s Graham Potter regarding the possibility of him stepping in as Erik ten Hag’s successor.

United fan and YouTuber Mark Goldbridge is not happy about the Potter rumours, you can watch his scathing review below:

Potter, known for his tactical acumen and impressive work at Brighton, has caught the attention of the Manchester United hierarchy as they seek a fresh perspective to rejuvenate the team.

Complicating matters is the delay in Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s investment in the club. The uncertainty surrounding the ownership situation has hindered Manchester United’s ability to make a decisive call on Erik ten Hag’s future.

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Graham Potter could be handed a Premier League lifeline. (Image: Getty)

INEOS, set to acquire a 25 percent stake in the club, is awaiting ratification, a process expected to conclude in the next four to six weeks.

The current preference within INEOS appears to be to retain Erik ten Hag at least until the end of the season. The prospective new stakeholders seem willing to give the Dutch manager an extended chance to reverse the team’s fortunes before making any significant changes.

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As the clock ticks on the INEOS investment timeline, Manchester United face a pivotal juncture in its managerial decision-making process. The potential recruitment of Graham Potter hints at the club’s eagerness for a change in direction and a fresh approach to salvage the season.

Whether Ten Hag manages to weather the storm until the end of the season or Potter assumes the reins sooner remains uncertain, but one thing is clear – Manchester United are at a crossroads, and the decisions made in the coming weeks may shape the club’s destiny for seasons to come.