Erik ten Hag stance on Manchester United job after Bayern Munich approach | Football

Erik ten Hag is wanted by Bayern Munich (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag would prefer to stay at Old Trafford next season rather than move to Bayern Munich, according to reports.

Despite announcing in February that Thomas Tuchel would leave the club at the end of the season, Bayern have suffered numerous setbacks in their quest to appoint a successor.

Xabi Alonso, Julian Nagelsmann and Ralf Rangnick all turned down a move, while Julen Lopetegui looks set to choose West Ham over the Bavarian giants.

Bayern are now said to have turned their attention to the current United manager and have approached his agent in recent days.

The Dutchman worked as a coach for the B team from 2013 to 2015 but, according to ESPN, would prefer to continue his ongoing project with United rather than make a return to the Bundesliga side.

Despite his preference, though, Ten Hag’s future at Old Trafford remains up in the air, with his position set to be reviewed by INEOS at the end of the season.

United reached a second successive FA Cup final last month but are under threat of missing out on European football next season after just one win in their last six Premier League games.

Head coach Erik ten Hag of Muenchen looks on prior to the Regionalliga Bayern match between FV Illertissen and Bayern Muenchen II on May 3, 2014

The Dutchman was a coach at the German giants a decade ago (Picture: Getty)

Ten Hag, however, has insisted he does not feel in a vulnerable position despite his side’s lack of consistency throughout the campaign.

‘No, I don’t have that feeling,’ the 54-year-old said.

‘I work well with them, we are aligned, we communicate every day. There are already new people in a new structure and we communicate on a daily basis.

‘I don’t think in [terms of] danger. I think in opportunities. I never think in problems, I think ‘how do we solve those problems or avoid them?’

United travel to face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday with the opportunity to move back into sixth place with a win.

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