Manchester United fans have been told they should be excited at the prospect of Erik ten Hag joining the club, but warned they will have to be patient.
Reports this week claimed that Ten Hag has reached a verbal agreement with the Red Devils to join Ajax in the summer.
The Dutchman reportedly impressed in an interview last month and The Sun reports that he has torn the club’s structure apart, directing his criticism mainly at their scouting and recruitment policy.
United are currently seventh in the Premier League under caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick and risk missing out on European football altogether next season.
The Red Devils have never finished below seventh since forming the Premier League in 1992.
“There are a lot of problems at Manchester United,” Arsenal legend Ray Parlor told talkSPORT. “You’ve seen over the years that it’s a huge club and one of the biggest clubs in the world and there have been real problems.
“They should be pretty close like Man City and Liverpool at the moment, but they’re not. There’s a problem somewhere along the line.
“He came in and said recruiting was wrong, this is wrong and that is wrong and he is totally right. It’s fantastic for Manchester United to hear that.
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“If you’re a supporter, you’d be very happy that maybe he gets the job. There can be a period of five years where they have to come back, bring people into the club, bring the right people in.
“They have the money to do it and they should be competing for the Premier League in three to five years.”
United last won the Premier League title in the 2012/13 season in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final year in charge.
Since then, David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have tried, unsuccessfully, to put the club back in contention for the title.
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