Erik ten Hag has spent more than five years at Ajax and has a contract with the club that runs until 2023; the 52-year-old has won two league titles and two KNVB Cups; Ajax are currently top of the Eredivisie table
Manchester United have held talks with Erik ten Hag about becoming their new manager.
The conversation is part of the ongoing process to appoint the next permanent first-team boss.
That process is said to have now reached a more advanced stage, but does not mean Ten Hag has emerged as the club’s first choice.
As part of the process, United also plan to speak to their other preferred candidates.
Sky Sports News reported earlier this week they are Mauricio Pochettino, Julen Lopetegui and Luis Enrique.
Ten Hag has a contract at Ajax that runs until the summer of 2023, but United’s good relationship with the Dutch club – former goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar is chief executive – allowed them to speak to him.
The club want to make a decision on their next permanent manager as soon as possible. However, they have not put a formal deadline on the process, which is being led by Darren Fletcher and John Murtough.