Next Manchester United Manager Odds

Valentin Axani
Valentin Axani
08 August 2023 06:59

Manchester United finally appear to be heading in the right direction under current boss Erik ten Hag. After a trophyless 2021/22 season, ten Hag was brought in to revive the club's fortunes. Despite losing his first two matches in charge, ten Hag went on to secure a top three finish, win the League Cup, and qualify for the Champions League in his debut campaign.

He turned things around at Old Trafford with his disciplined management style and tactical flexibility between 4-2-3-1 and 3-4-1-2 systems. Despite this, there were calls from the fans to dismiss the manager at certain points during the season as the team still struggled with consistency.

Manchester United Next Manager Betting List

Football legend Zinedine Zidane appears to be the bookie’s favorite to succeed Erik ten Hag in the case of a dismissal. He is followed by a group of young but promising coaches whose achievements are no rival to Zidane’s.

Zinedine Zidane 5.00
Julian Nagelsmann 6.50
Roberto De Zerbi 8.50
Michael Carrick 10.00
Graham Potter 11.00

Zinedine Zidane

The legendary Zinedine Zidane has built an impressive coaching CV, most notably winning three consecutive Champions League titles with Real Madrid from 2016-2018. In total, he claimed 11 trophies in his two stints as Real Madrid manager.

Zidane is praised for his one-on-one coaching abilities and adaptable tactics that change based on the opposition. He connects well with players due to his own playing career. Zidane is currently unattached after leaving Real Madrid in 2021. He hoped to get the France job after the 2022 World Cup, but Les Bleus opted to keep Didier Deschamps after he took them to a second consecutive World Cup final.

Julian Nagelsmann

Julian Nagelsmann became the youngest Bundesliga head coach in history when he took charge of Hoffenheim aged just 28. He built his reputation as an innovative tactician, who forges close connections with his players. His Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig sides were a joy to watch.

Nagelsmann has experience coaching Bayern Munich but was surprisingly fired last season due to an internal conflict, that is despite the Bundesliga title he brought to the club in the 2022/23 season. He specializes in a 3-4-2-1 system and is regarded as one of Europe's top young coaching talents.

Roberto De Zerbi

Roberto De Zerbi is known for his possession-based style and emphasis on controlling games through clever tactics. He guided Brighton to a historic 6th place finish in his first Premier League season in 2022/23 which helped the club qualify for European cups for the first time in their history.

De Zerbi looks to maintain maximum pitch width during build-up play and is willing to adapt his ideas to a team's existing strengths. His approach led to great success with unfancied teams like Sassuolo and Shakhtar Donetsk.

Michael Carrick

Michael Carrick is familiar with Manchester United after a 12-year playing career there. After retirement in 2017, the Englishman worked as an assistant coach at Old Trafford. Carrick even served as an interim manager at Old Trafford in 2021, leading the team to two wins and one draw before the club finally appointed Ralf Rangnick to lead the team until the end of the season.

As a coach, he focuses on communication, tactics, and a collaborative approach. However, his only experience as a coach so far has been at Middlesbrough, having been appointed by the Championship club in October 2022. Under his guidance, the team finished 4th in the league but failed to achieve promotion through the play-offs.

Graham Potter

Graham Potter earned plaudits for his work at Brighton, where his pragmatic yet imaginative style improved players. He emphasizes tactical flexibility and has claimed to have been inspired by Pep Guardiola’s football.

Potter is currently available after an ill-fated spell at Chelsea this season. The English manager failed to instill his football at Stamford Bridge, making his first attempt at coaching a top club a failure.