The Manchester United boss have reportedly informed his employers that Cristiano Ronaldo should be handed the pen and asked to leave the club after the devastating comments he made about the club in his interview with Piers Morgan via TalkTV.
The 52-year-old had delayed his holiday on Monday to hold a meeting with co-chairman Joel Glazer, chief executive Richard Arnold and football director John Murtough on the issue.
Eric Ten Haag was a victim of the mordant comments in which Ronaldo claimed that he (Ten Haag) wanted him to leave the club.
When asked what he felt was his relationship like with the Dutch professional, Ronaldo responded saying that he had no respect for his manager.
“I don’t have respect for him because he doesn’t show respect for me. If you don’t have respect for me, I’m never gonna have respect for you,” he added.
Ronaldo’s outburst when he left the field against Tottenham after refusing to be a substitute suggests that there may be some truth to what has been said. There have also been several reported uncouth reactions from the 5-time Ballon d’Or winner towards the club or manager.
The fallout from the interview, which won’t air in its fullest until Wednesday and Thursday, has already begun, with the 37-year-old set to be fined the maximum two weeks wages according to SportBible.
Ten Haag is unwilling to ‘sacrifice’ club unity in order to keep the former Real Madrid striker around and is willing to see him go even if a replacement can’t be brought in.