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Man Utd target Erik ten Hag ‘reluctant’ to leave Ajax with Solskjaer struggling

ERIK TEN HAG is being eyed as a potential replacement for under-pressure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the Manchester United hot seat.

But tempting the current Ajax boss to Old Trafford will be no mean feat.

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Erik ten Hag has been in charge at Ajax since 2017Credit: Getty The Independent reports Ten Hag is reluctant to leave the reigning Dutch champions in the middle of the season.

And Tottenham wrestled with offering him a job over the summer when a move would have been simpler.

The 51-year-old has been in charge at the Johan Cruyff Arena since 2017 and is known to have the utmost respect for his employers.

Any attempts to convince him to break his contract with the Amsterdam club are likely to fall on deaf ears.

That could prove problematic for United if results do not rapidly improve under Solskjaer.

The Norwegian has presided over a woeful run of Premier League defeats, shipping 11 goals to Manchester City, Liverpool and Leicester.

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A 3-0 victory over Tottenham provided some respite but crosstown rivals City halted any momentum with Saturday’s derby win.

And Spurs may well have had the last laugh anyway after appointing Antonio Conte as their manager.

The north Londoners sacked Nuno Espirito Santo to pounce for the 52-year-old’s signature.

The Italian tactician was another name in the frame for the United job and waited until the last minute to sign his new £15million-a-year contract.

He had been waiting to see if the Red Devils would come knocking but eventually opted to take over at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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