Ralf Rangnick has declined to comment on reports that Erik ten Hag has agreed to become the English club’s next permanent manager.

The Red Devils are said to be close to announcing the arrival of the Dutchman, who is presently in charge of Ajax.

When questioned about the issue during Friday’s news conference ahead of the Everton match, Rangnick stated that he would not comment on a prospective Ten Hag arrival, although the German stated that those interviewed “are excellent managers.”

“I think this is the press conference for tomorrow’s game and I don’t intend to speak about any possible new managers here,” Rangnick told reporters.

“From what I know, all the managers with whom the club have so far spoken are top managers, top coaches. If this includes Erik ten Hag, then it’s also true with him. That’s all I can say at this stage. I know which coaches they have spoken to so far and that’s why I can say all of the coaches that have spoken to are top coaches.”

Rangnick will join Old Trafford as a two-year consultant this summer, although he is presently tasked with leading the team to a top-four finish in the Premier League, which would qualify the club for Champions League action next season.

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