Next Manchester United Manager Odds

By Matthew Glazier
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Next Manchester United Manager Odds

Next Permanent Manchester United Manager Odds*

Selection Odds (Click to bet) Bookmaker
Mauricio Pochettino 5/4 Paddy Power
Zinedine Zidane 5/1 Paddy Power
Graham Potter 9/1 Paddy Power
Gareth Southgate 12/1 Paddy Power
Brendan Rodgers 16/1 Paddy Power
Diego Simeone 20/1 Paddy Power
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 20/1 Paddy Power
Thomas Frank 25/1 Paddy Power

*Odds correct as of August 18, 2022

Next Manchester United Manager Odds

The appointment of Erik ten Hag as the new manager of Manchester United was a long time coming. After some encouraging pre-season performances, the Red Devils slumped to a 2-1 home reverse against Brighton & Hove Albion before a 4-0 hammering at Brentford. The Dutchman is trying to change the style of play at Old Trafford although he doesn't have a huge amount of time to get things right on the pitch.

United clash with Liverpool on Monday night and they're currently propping up the other nineteen teams in the table. Another defeat will lead to increased speculation regarding Ten Hag's position at the club. There has been significant money for Mauricio Pochettino in the past few days, while Zinedine Zidane has long been linked to the high-profile job.

Pochettino 5/4 to Become Next United Manager

Some of the best betting apps have cut their betting odds on Mauricio Pochettino since the 2022-23 season began. The Argentine was manager of Paris Saint-Germain until recently and is now considering his options after taking such a high-profile role.

Pochettino spent five years in charge of Tottenham Hotspur and his tenure between 2014-2019 was regarded largely as a successful one, with the former Southampton manager guiding Spurs to a Champions League final. His experience at PSG means that the 50-year-old would be well-equipped to deal with big egos in the United dressing room and the fact that he's now a free agent would make the hire a lot more straightforward.

Zidane Second Favourite to Replace Ten Hag

Zinedine Zidane achieved great things with Real Madrid during his two spells with the giant Spanish club, with the Frenchman having won two La Liga titles at the Bernabeu although his real legacy was landing three Champions League crowns. He has worked with some of the best players in the world - including Cristiano Ronaldo already - and might relish the challenge that could come available at Old Trafford.

There were strong rumours linking Zidane to the Manchester United hot seat when the 50-year-old left Real Madrid and perhaps he would enjoy a project where there's a talented squad of players at his disposal who are clearly not being coached properly right now.

Although he is among the favourites, there is some doubt about how much desire Zidane has to work in English football, although his former France team-mate Emmanuel Petit has previously claimed that his old colleague has learnt English to further his managerial career.

“If you are a manager of a football club you need to speak different languages,” Petit told “I know Zinedine speaks different languages but I’m pretty sure English is not one of them.

“There are so many examples of wrong decisions in football – not necessarily the wrong decision about someone’s ability, but about the dressing room being a right fit given all the different nationalities.

“Communication is very important, so if you do not speak the language when you arrive at a club like Manchester United, that could be a big problem.

“I’ve been told that he has been learning English recently, so I think he knows it’s important for his career, but Zinedine being linked with Manchester United – I don’t believe it, to be honest.

“Of course, he’s a big name but he never played in the Premier League and has very little connection with it, so as I said, I don’t believe it.”

Reports from France suggest Zidane is content to take a back seat from management while he waits for his old colleague Didier Deschamps to step aside from the national team job, which he’s expected to do after Qatar 2022.

“That’s probably in his mind,” said Petit. “I’m pretty sure after the 2022 World Cup Deschamps will leave the national team and join a club, he hinted at it in a press conference the other day.

“Zinedine has been mentioned as the next France manager for years, ever since he left Madrid the first time, so it would not be a surprise for anyone if that was his next job.” Zidane is among the favourites withUnibet to replace Solskjaer as United's next manager.

Potter 9/1 for United Job But Looks Secure at Brighton

Graham Potter claimed a win at Old Trafford before Erik ten Hag managed that achievement, with the Brighton & Hove Albion manager overseeing a 2-1 victory against a Manchester United side still finding their feet under a new manager. The former Swansea City coach continues to go from strength to strength at the AMEX Stadium and would be a great fit for a United side who need a game plan.

However, it's hard to see how Potter would swap the Seagulls for the Red Devils at this point in proceedings. Brighton are in great shape and could end up finishing in a loftier position than a United team who continue to go out in search of any players who might be interested in joining the team rather than display joined-up thinking.

Would Gareth Southgate Consider Swapping England for Red Devils?

Although Ten Hag is under a good deal of pressure at Manchester United, it's likely that he will be given a few more games to get things right. It could yet be a long spell for the Dutchman and perhaps the next Red Devils boss won't be taking charge until the 2023 or 2024 season.

One would assume that Gareth Southgate will eventually look to come away from the England set-up and potentially take on a new club role, having previously presided over Middlesbrough in the Premier League. Perhaps he would jump at the potential project at Old Trafford and the United team currently have several England players in the ranks including Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire.

Simeone and Ancelotti Could Be Prepared to Leave Madrid

The Manchester United manager's job is one of the biggest coaching roles in world football, with Diego Simeone and Carlo Ancelotti also among the favourites to take charge at Old Trafford. Simeone has been in charge of Atletico Madrid since 2011 and it might be the case that he has little desire to manage in England, although the 52-year-old is still young enough to take on a new project.

Simeone has regularly managed to get a tune out of an Atleti side that have won two La Liga titles under his stewardship, with his pragmatic style of football a potential turn-off for United supporters, although his man management skills could certainly get the best out of star talent within the ranks.

Ancelotti loves managing at a big club, and he didn't need a lot of persuading to up sticks at Everton and take charge of Real Madrid. It appears the former Milan and Chelsea boss is going to take charge of Los Merengues for at least another season, although he could be interested in returning to England and taking charge of the Red Devils.

Brendan Rodgers Among United Betting Outsiders

Brendan Rodgers likes to keep his cards close to his chest. It might be that he stays put at Leicester City for the next few years, although one feels as though there is some underlying ambition that has previously seen him take charge of Celtic and Liverpool. He's also one of the favourites on the Premier League Sack Race market right now.

Rodgers is a highly popular figure at the King Power Stadium, although he is under pressure to keep hold of his better players, with Wesley Fofana being recently linked with a big move away. Similarly, James Maddison has been the subject of a failed bid from Newcastle and it's clear that clubs will continue to sniff around Leicester's prize assets.

Rodgers has done sterling work at the Midlands club, and the Foxes are now regarded as one of the leading teams in the division, with the former Liverpool boss having created an attack-minded team where players such as James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Kelechi Iheanacho have thrived thanks to his coaching.

Despite being unfairly criticised during his time in charge of Liverpool, Rodgers was there between 2012-2015 and nearly engineered a title success during the 2013/14 campaign, with the manager creating an exciting Reds side that had a win rate of over 50% during his time at the club.

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Mancini Linked to Manchester United after Italy Blow Up

Roberto Mancini has already won a Premier League title with Manchester City, and the Italian could be winging his way back to England, according to the latest reports. It seems inevitable the 57-year-old will part company with the Italy national team after a shock defeat against North Macedonia.

That reverse means Italy won't be competing at the 2022 World Cup despite winning the delayed Euro 2020 last summer. Mancini will be considering his next options, and he is an experienced manager who has enjoyed spells with Galatasaray, Internazionale and Zenit Saint Petersburg prior to taking the Azzurri job.

Mancini has an impressive track record and won three Scudettos with Inter Milan, with Manchester United likely to explore this potential option if he becomes available, despite his history with one of their rivals.

Allegri Seems Content to Stay in Italy

Max Allegri was almost in danger of becoming a forgotten man until returning to Juventus last summer. We shouldn’t forget that the Italian is a high-calibre football manager who steered Juventus to five consecutive Scudettos between 2015-2019 before stepping down from his role before the 2018/19 campaign had even ended.

The 53-year-old is the most successful Juve manager of all time in terms of the win rate that he enjoyed at the Turin club so it is little surprise to find him trading among the favourites to become the next Manchester United manager, although little is known of whether Allegri has any real appetite to take charge at Old Trafford.

For starters, the former Milan coach has never managed outside of Italy, and it would be a big ask for Allegri to leave his native country and take charge at a club who have grand ambitions but currently operate as a Champions League team in England, with the ownership and direction of Manchester United frequently brought into question.

Former United Midfielder Fletcher Might Be An Option

United fans might wish for a former United midfielder to replace Solskjaer, but they might have had Roy Keane in their mind, not Darren Fletcher. Fletcher has been coaching the club's under-16s as he goes through the process of getting his full quota of coaching badges.

However, as Solskjaer and others have found out before him, managing one of the biggest clubs in the world is not easy with high expectations and a constant demand for winning trophies. Appointing Fletcher would be a risk, as is the appointment of any manager, but this would surely be too much for Fletcher to handle right now. The Scot was high on many of the leading bookmakers' markets after Solskjaer's sacking, but the money has cooled on Fletcher to replace the Norwegian.

As former Head of Marketing at Bet365, Matthew Glazier has a wealth of experience in the betting industry. He continues to provide dynamic content for a range of websites and specialises particularly in football and golf, all the while supporting his beloved Tranmere Rovers.

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