Man Utd next manager: Pochettino favourite for Red Devils job after odds shift, Zidane, Rodgers & Ten Hag in the mix

MAURICIO POCHETTINO has stormed ahead of Brendan Rodgers and Zinedine Zidane in the running to become Manchester United's next permanent manager.

That's according to bookmakers Betfair, who've slashed Pochettino's price from 6/1 to 21/10 after a frenetic 24 hours in the betting market.

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Solskjaer, 48, was relieved of his duties after Saturday's 4-1 defeat to Watford at Vicarage Road.

The Norwegian left following a disastrous run of one victory in seven Premier League matches and with the club in seventh – 12 points behind leaders Chelsea.

First-team coach Michael Carrick has been placed in temporary charge while United seek an interim manager to the end of the season.

Several high-profile candidates including Zinedine Zidane, Erik ten Hag, Luis Enrique and Brendan Rodgers are under consideration.

But they all trail Pochettino for the position at Old Trafford, according to Betfair.

Man Utd next manager

Betfair odds

  • Mauricio Pochettino – 21/10
  • Brendan Rodgers – 7/2
  • Michael Carrick – 4/1
  • Erik ten Hag – 7/1
  • Zinedine Zidane – 17/2
  • Ralf Rangnick – 12/1
  • Laurent Blanc – 14/1
  • Steve Bruce – 16/1
  • Luis Enrique – 20/1
  • Diego Simeone – 20/1
  • Darren Fletcher – 20/1
  • Julian Nagelsmann – 25/1
  • Joachim Low – 33/1
  • Graham Potter – 33/1
  • Roberto Mancini – 33/1

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The 49-year-old was coveted by United chiefs during his tenure at Tottenham, and remains high on their list of targets despite his role at PSG.

The French heavyweights hold a commanding 11-point lead at the top of the Ligue 1 table after 14 matches.

They also look set to progress to the knockout stages of the Champions League along with Group A rivals Manchester City.

Despite that – reports claim Pochettino is 'open' to leaving PSG and making a sensational return to English football.

The Argentine tactician is thought to have grown frustrated with his lack of influence regarding transfers and other footballing issues at the Parc des Princes.

Leicester's Rodgers is second in the market at 7/2 but has drifted markedly from 8/15.

SunSport understand United officials have made contact with the Northern Irishman and would be prepared to pay £8million in compensation to the Foxes.

Carrick, 40, is available at 4/1 with his first game in charge against Villarreal on Tuesday.

Ajax's Erik ten Hag comes next at 7/1, while Zinedine Zidane and Laurent Blanc follow at 10/1 and 12/1 respectively.




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