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Next Manchester United Manager Odds

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
22 April 2024, 17:58

The feverish state of Manchester United brough Erik Ten Hag under heavy criticism. Ten Hag seems to be more busy preparing excuses at press conferences at the moment than structural reform of the team's game and the weak form of the leaders. Indeed, after mentioning that he is proud of the team that lost three goals advantage in the match against Coventry City, the board reportedly engaged in the search for a new manager with renewed enthusiasm. 

Manchester United Next Manager Betting List

Bookmakers have long opened the market on a replacement for a Dutch specialist since the team began to lose its momentum at the end of the last year. At the moment, judging by the odds given by PaddyPower, there are several main contenders:

Manchester United Next ManagerPaddyPower Odds
Gareth Southgate3.50
Graham Potter5.00
Thomas Tuchel7.50
Zinedine Zidane8.50
Julen Lopetegui15.00

Gareth Southgate

The bookmakers’ favourite for the potential replacement of Ten Hag at Old Trafford is, however, the most disregarded option for the fans. Southgate has long been out of favour among the English fans due to his ‘boring’ football with England consistently struggling to win a trophy on a national level. With plenty of wonderkids and Harry Kane as one of the best goalscorers in European football, Southgate will get another chance to change the opinion about him in the upcoming Euro 2024. The manager has also hinted that he will not engage into speculations about his future until the end of the tournament in mid July, however, not completely dissociate himself from the potential of arriving at Old Trafford.

Graham Potter

Despite a brief and unsuccessful period at Chelsea, no one can question Potter's success at Swansea and Brighton. Furthermore, Premier League coaching experience is an important criterion for many, which gives Graham an advantage over his rivals. It remains to be seen whether Potter is ready for the challenge, given the potential options of West Ham and Everton, where the pressure will be less.

Thomas Tuchel

After the announcement of Tuchel’s departure from Munich, the German’s name is linked with most of the clubs that are currently looking for the new manager. Tuchel is a well-known figure in modern football given his excellent tactical expertise and the ability to give results. Despite being heavily criticised this season, Bayern managed to get into UCL semi-finals, where it will meet with Real Madrid, whom Tuchel outclassed in the 2020/21 season. However, Tuchel’s personality seems to be the main obstacle for the Manchester United’s board, which became a spotlight after his scandalous leaving from Chelsea.

Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane’s appearance on Santiago Bernabeu with several brilliant seasons was akin to current Xabi Alonso’s career start. However, Zidane is still being very picky about his next place, carefully weighing all pros and cons. Currently, the French legend is considerably choosing between Bayern Munich and Manchester United, with the latest rumours suggesting that he is inclined towards taking the job in England. The key variables in this decision may be connected with the new board giving him the needed resources to manage the disarrayed squad and the potential to work in the most competitive of the European championships.

Julen Lopetegui

Lopetegui is another interesting candidate to replace Ten Hag. After a solid record with the Spanish national team and some success with Sevilla, Lopetegui failed miserably at Real Madrid and is still jobless after being sacked by Wolverhampton. Despite this, the Spaniard has expressed his desire to remain in charge in England and will be happy to wait for an offer from Old Trafford. However, with the ongoing talks with Milan and West Ham, the latter seems to be the most suitable option for Julen, as per recent rumours, where he will reportedly be given the needed time.