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Julian Nagelsmann’s candidacy for the Manchester United job is gaining favour if Erik ten Hag is sacked

Germany national team manager Julian Nagelsmann is a candidate for the Manchester United job if Erik ten Hag gets sacked before next season, according to Independent journalist Miguel Delaney.

Delaney claimed in his ‘Reading the Game’ newsletter today that the 36-year-old is another potential candidate gaining favour alongside former Chelsea boss Graham Potter.

Man United also have Profit and Sustainability concerns and could be forced to go after managers without release clauses in a bid to cut costs.

While INEOS would insist on the best man for the job rather than just an affordable man, parting with the release clauses of some of the other managerial targets on their radar could affect the transfer budget for this summer.

“As far-reaching as INEOS’ plans are at Manchester United, they also have present concerns,” Delaney wrote in his weekly newsletter.

“England’s wealthiest club are far from free from the issue that has caused such headlines around the game in the past few weeks.

“United have Profit and Sustainability considerations, which could end up influencing some key decisions this summer.

“If they do end up deciding to replace Erik ten Hag, which is seen as increasingly likely, the constraints could aid the case of managers who are currently out of work.

“United wouldn’t have to pay release clauses in such instances, and it is apparently another factor that raises Graham Potter’s chances.

“He also has a good relationship with the new football leadership. Another potential candidate gaining favour is Julian Nagelsmann, who will be in charge of Germany for Euro 2024.”

Nagelsmann is one of the best managers on the planet, leaving Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola ‘really, really impressed’ back in 2018 when Hoffenheim faced his side in the Champions League.

He has also been linked with the Liverpool job and was previously close to joining Tottenham Hotspur, and it appears that Man United have now added him to their list.

Nagelsmann has since managed RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich, losing just ten games of the 84 games he was in charge of while with the Bavarians.

He won two German Super Cups and the Bundesliga title before he was fired last March and could be perfect for the Red Devils.

Nagelsmann has a defined playing pattern which he has stuck to since the beginning of his managerial career, and he could get the best out of the Man United stars struggling for consistency.