Ever since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was dismissed from his role at Old Trafford after the 4-1 loss against Watford, rumours about Erik Ten Hag taking over have been rife.

The Ajax manager has enjoyed a growing reputation over the past few years thanks to some great results from his team, especially this season in the Champions League.

He is widely seen as the ideal man, alongside Mauricio Pochettino, to take Manchester United forward, and it appears that the Eredivisie side know they will have to let him go sooner or later.

That’s according to De Telegraaf journalist Mike Verweij, who explained on the Voetbalpodcast, relayed by FC Update, that Ajax ‘already have a list of possible successors’.

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In fact, he put forward a return of Peter Bosz as the man they target, although he ‘didn’t dare say who is actually on the list’.

However, he did advise Ten Hag that leaving Ajax for Manchester United now would not be a good idea.

He said, relayed by Voetbalzone: “What can you win at the moment with Manchester United? With Ajax you are already assured of wintering in the Champions League, you will normally become champions and you can also win the cup.”

The belief is that Manchester United will wait until the end of the season to appoint the real Solskjaer replacement, with an interim taking charge in the meantime.