Sir Jim Ratcliffe, in his potential role as a Manchester United minority stakeholder, is considering a fresh approach to bring in Graham Potter as the head coach if the current manager, Erik ten Hag is relieved of his duties.
Ratcliffe’s impending purchase of a 25% stake in Manchester United is set to give him significant influence over the club’s sporting operations.
In the event of a managerial change, reports suggest that Potter is highly regarded by Sir David Brailsford, Ratcliffe’s associate, and might be considered as a successor in the dugout.
Potter, who is currently unattached, was previously approached by another club owned by Ratcliffe, OGC Nice, and could become part of Ineos’ plans.
Graham Potter, who was previously dismissed by Chelsea in April, remains highly regarded in the football world.
He is a contender for the Napoli managerial position along with Antonio Conte.
The potential managerial change would depend on whether Ineos’ proposal for a minority stake is approved in the coming weeks.
Although previous reports have indicated that Erik ten Hag’s job is secure, recent performance struggles might necessitate a change.
Manchester United had a challenging start to the season, but recent victories over Brentford and Sheffield United have provided a temporary respite for Ten Hag.