Outgoing Everton boss David Moyes is a 15/4 chance not to last more than one season at Manchester United as the Reds prepare for life after Sir Alex Ferguson.
Moyes’ switch to Old Trafford is one of the worst-kept secrets in football and is expected to be officially announced imminently after Ferguson confirmed that he will retire at the end of the current campaign.
The Toffees manager is thought to have been United’s preferred choice for several months and reports suggest that Ferguson also gave his seal of approval to the proposed appointment of his fellow Scot.
United are thought to be keen to give Moyes a chance to remodel the club in his image and build a legacy similar to the one he has forged during 11 impressive years on Merseyside.
Nevertheless, it remains to be seen how the former Preston boss will cope with the unenviable task of following Ferguson and, more intriguingly, how strongly he will be backed by the club if results suffer.
The high standards set by Ferguson throughout his trophy-laden 26 years at Old Trafford mean that level of scrutiny on Moyes next season will be unlike anything he has experienced before.
By the same token, the heat will instantly be on the new manager if United are in danger of falling adrift in the Premier League title race or suffer an early European exit.
And if you believe that such a scenario would lead to his dismissal, a price of 15/4 on Moyes being shown the door before August 8th, 2014 may make plenty of appeal.
Meanwhile, you can get odds of 3/20 on Moyes, who is a 7/1 chance to convince Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini to follow him from Everton to United this summer, surviving for at least a second term at the helm.