Reports suggest that Manchester United could turn to Graham Potter if Sir Jim Ratcliffe loses confidence in current manager Erik ten Hag. The British billionaire is reportedly close to finalising a £1.4 billion deal with the Glazer family, granting him substantial control over the club’s sporting decisions.
While Ten Hag is believed to currently have Ratcliffe’s support, how long that will remain the case is uncertain. Recent results have led to increased speculation about the Dutchman’s future, with odds on his potential sacking being slashed last month.
According to The Sun, Sir Dave Brailsford is expected to assume a prominent role in United’s revamped sporting hierarchy, and is a big fan of Potter, who is currently without a managerial position following his dismissal from Chelsea in April.
Potter gained acclaim for his managerial accomplishments at Brighton, where he spent over three seasons. The 48-year-old’s tactical prowess and football philosophy could make him an appealing candidate for Manchester United if a managerial change becomes necessary.
As part of the potential restructuring, Chief Executive Richard Arnold and Football Director John Murtough may also face uncertain futures, pending Ratcliffe’s review of the club’s football operations. The British billionaire is expected to assess the current setup before deciding on any required changes to steer Manchester United in a new direction.