INEOS admire and will strongly consider the former manager to replace if the Dutchman is sacked at Old Trafford.
Ten Hag is under increasing pressure at Old Trafford following the side’s dismal exit from the .
United finished bottom of their group, behind the likes of Galatasaray and Copenhagen.
Their early exit will cost the club around £28m in lost revenue, and Ratcliffe is already facing a decision on Ten Hag ahead of his 25% stake in the club being confirmed.
As part of the deal, Ratcliffe will take control of football operations and he and his INEOS time will conduct a review of Ten Hag’s position.
Though there’s no sign of Ten Hag imminently losing his job, Sky Sports say Potter is a leading contender if the Dutchman is eventually dismissed.
Potter has been out of work since leaving Chelsea earlier this year.
The Englishman endured a dismal spell at Stamford Bridge, and failed to last his first season at the club.
But INEOS executives share Potter’s data-driven approach and feel he was harshly treated in west London.
Potter has been considered by INEOS in the past to take charge of Ligue 1 club Nice, who they also own.
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