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Thomas Frank emerges as strong candidate for Manchester United managerial role

Brentford manager Thomas Frank is a strong candidate for the Manchester United hot seat if they decide to part ways with Erik ten Hag, according to The Telegraph.

Ten Hag’s future has been in doubt for some time now, and recent results have moved him closer to an exit.

Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Arsenal was United’s second in a row. They have won just one of their last eight league matches, leaving them with a mountain to climb in the battle for European qualification.

However, United still have a potential alternate route to Europe as they take on Manchester City in the second straight Manchester derby FA Cup final next Saturday.

A defeat would probably spell the end of Ten Hag’s stint in the dugout, and Frank has emerged as a leading candidate to take the reins.

Since guiding Brentford to Premier League promotion in 2021, Frank has led the Bees to 13th and ninth-place finishes. They are 16th in the standings this time around.

The 50-year-old Dane is a front-runner for the United job if it becomes vacant in the coming weeks. His existing relationship with INEOS and successful spell at Brentford could work in his favour.

Frank has previously spoken about his long-term project at Brentford, but the lure of managing one of the biggest clubs in the world would be difficult to resist.

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