Journalist Denies Zidane and Amorim Links, Affirming Stability Amidst Speculation
Renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano has delivered a crucial update amidst growing speculation surrounding Erik ten Hag’s future as the manager of Manchester United. The 53-year-old coach has faced intensified scrutiny following a string of disappointing results, with recent reports suggesting he was on ‘thin ice’ at the club.
In a recent appearance on his tik tok handle, The United Stand, Romano addressed the swirling rumors, asserting, “I saw all these stories and rumours around Erik ten Hag and his future, but from what I’m hearing, the reality is that internally, they never considered the possibility of firing Erik ten Hag.”
Romano went on to dispel speculations about potential replacements, stating, “Manchester United have never been in touch with Zinedine Zidane and Ruben Amorim.” This contradicts earlier shortlists that included former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane and Sporting CP boss Ruben Amorim.
Manchester United had swiftly dismissed reports last week, declaring them “categorically false” and emphasizing their commitment to Ten Hag. Romano’s statements further supported the club’s stance on the matter.
Ruben Amorim, who was named as a potential candidate, addressed the rumors during a press conference following Sporting’s 4-2 victory over Farense in the Portuguese League Cup. He commented, “This year I’m not going to go back to the same conversation as last year. I’m not going to make any kind of comment on these situations.” Amorim expressed uncertainty about the future, stating, “Regarding the future, I have an idea for the end of the season but I won’t say it now. But the results and the context take us to something different. I don’t want to be commenting on these things. I have not been contacted by Manchester United.”
Erik ten Hag, who recently secured a crucial three points for Manchester United with a last-gasp goal from Bruno Fernandes against Fulham, can perhaps breathe a sigh of relief as Romano’s update suggests stability amid the ongoing speculation. The focus now shifts to the Reds’ upcoming fixtures and whether Ten Hag can steer the team to a more successful trajectory.
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