Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s days look numbered after Liverpool destroyed them 5-0 at Old Trafford. It was one of the poorest performances I’ve watched in recent history. It looks like United’s fans have finally turned on Ole with boo’s ringing out at half-time and thousands left way before the full-time whistle.
The question now on everyone’s lips is who will replace him? Here are the Latest Odds For Manchester United’s Next Manager.
MANCHESTER UNITED’S NEXT MANAGER ODDS
Odds taken from OddsChecker.com 24th October, 11PM EST
ZINEDINE ZIDANE +350
Zinedine Zidane is the current favorite, and in a lot of ways, he makes sense. He was a serial winner at Real Madrid, leading them to three UEFA Champions League trophies, two LaLiga titles, two Spanish Super Cups, two UEFA Supercups, and two FIFA Club World Cups. He is held in the utmost respect by everyone for what he has achieved and successfully managed some of the biggest personalities in the game.
I also think he has some flaws that make him the wrong choice. Zidane’s most significant failure at Real Madrid was his inability or refusal to move the team on. Players like Isco, Marco Ascensio, and Federico Valverde had their development stunted through a lack of game time.
How will Zidane handle the development of Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood, Amad Diallo, and other players who break through the youth ranks?
BRENDAN RODGERS +400
Brendan Rodgers has previous for walking out on a club mid-season when he took the Leicester City job. The difference between that situation and this one is I think he felt he had achieved everything he could with Celtic. This Leicester side hasn’t reached their ceiling yet, and I think he will stick around to see what they can achieve.
ANTONIO CONTE +450
In my opinion, Antonio Conte is the best available option. A proven winner who can build teams and has won league titles with Juventus, Chelsea, and Inter Milan. He has picked fights with his bosses throughout his managerial career and had massive falling outs, which is probably why he only spends two seasons at every club.
I don’t think the Glazers will want someone like Conte who will shake up the status quo and demand better from everyone and anyone involved with the club.
MAURICIO POCHETTINO +1000
Mauricio Pochettino isn’t having the best time at PSG despite them sitting top of Ligue 1 and their UEFA Champions League group. He has struggled to get the best out of Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Kylian Mbappé. His squad is saturated with stars that all want to be playing. Georginio Wijnaldum recently spoke out about his lack of game time.
Poch has a history with the club, having spent two years playing for them 2001-03. He won’t walk away, and trying to gel these superstars together sounds like a nice problem to have.
ERIK TEN HAG +1600
I don’t see Erik Ten Hag leaving Ajax midway through the season. They’re sitting top of the Eredivisie and their UEFA Champions League group, with qualification for the knockout stages all but guaranteed. He might take over in the Summer if United decides on an interim solution to the end of the season.
JULIAN NAGELSMANN +2000
Save your money. Julian Nagelsmann has supported Bayern Munich since he was a kid, and it’s his dream to manage them. More chance of Alex Ferguson coming out of retirement.
GARETH SOUTHGATE +5000
By being the England manager, Gareth Southgate is linked to every big job in the Premier League. I think he will return to club football at some stage, but it won’t be any time soon. The 2022 Qatar World Cup is in 13/14 months; he might be available in 2023, depending on how The Three Lions perform.
MANCHESTER UNITED’S NEXT MANAGER BETTING TIPS
My gut tells me Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be given more time and won’t be sacked this week. He has a strong relationship with the Glazers, and they will back him for as long as they can. Watching the players today and the fans reaction, I think it’s only a matter of time before he’s sacked. I’m putting my money behind Zinedine Zidane to replace him.
The owners care more about the club being a brand and their commercial appeal than winning trophies. It’s why they sign superstars like Jadon Sancho every summer and brought Cristiano Ronaldo back to the club. Zidane is one of the biggest names in the sport, and signing him will boost the club’s profile.
BETTING TIP: ZINEDINE ZIDANE +350
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