Manchester United next manager odds: Pochettino heads betting
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Manchester United next manager odds: Pochettino heads betting

With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer finally put out of his misery, we’re taking a look at the Manchester United next manager odds to see who might succeed him.

First-team coach Michael Carrick has stepped into the breach on a temporary basis but bwin are betting on the permanent replacement.


Long admired by the Old Trafford hierarchy, he was reportedly interested in the job at several points during Solskjaer’s reign. Pochettino was on the market after being sacked by Tottenham, who he left months after taking Spurs to the 2019 Champions League final, until joining PSG at the start of 2021. Prising him away from Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe might be tough but the Argentinian is rumoured to still be keen on accepting this challenge.


The highly-rated Northern Irishman has done an impressive job at Leicester, with last season’s FA Cup triumph complementing back-to-back fifth-placed league finishes, although the Foxes are struggling in comparison this term. Rodgers certainly knows what it takes to manage big clubs, having been agonisingly close to leading Liverpool to the Premier League in 2014 before joining Celtic. He won seven domestic trophies during his two-and-a-half-season stint in Scotland.


Solskjaer started his tenure at Old Trafford in a similar role when named caretaker boss in December 2018 after Jose Mourinho’s sacking and went on to win 10 of his first 11 games before being named full-time boss in March. Carrick will hope he can turn things around in similar style to stake his own claim for the role on a full-time basis. He has been part of the coaching set-up at United since retiring as a player in 2018 after a stellar 12-year career with the Red Devils.


The 49-year-old has been out of work since leaving Real Madrid earlier this year. The France great took control of the Spanish giants in 2016, winning a La Liga crown and three successive Champions League titles. Zidane left in 2018 but returned 10 months later, leading the side to another league title before departing again in May. Has distanced himself from speculation over a move to Manchester, though.


The Ajax boss is a fine coach who managed Go Ahead Eagles, Bayern Munich II and Utrecht before heading to Amsterdam in 2017, leading the Dutch giants to the Champions League semi-finals in 2019 when they agonisingly lost to Pochettino’s Spurs. The 51-year-old has won two Eredivisie titles during his time at Ajax, as well as a pair of KNVB Cups and the Johan Cruyff Shield.


Currently employed in a technical role by Lokomotiv Moscow but previously earned rave reviews for his work with RB Leipzig. May be a touch long in the tooth at 63 but could be seen as an ideal interim manager, who would then have the chance to impress.


Represented both Real Madrid and Barcelona during a glittering playing career and the midfielder went on to manage Roma, Celta Vigo and Barca before taking charge of the Spain national team. Rumoured to be the preferred choice of Cristiano Ronaldo but would he leave La Roja ahead of the Qatar World Cup?


Won the Premier League with United back in 2003 and is believed to have been on United’s radar during stints as Bordeaux, France and PSG boss.

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