Antonio Conte Backed Into Odds-On Favourite For Man United Job

Antonio Conte has already been backed into odds-on favourite for the Man United hotseat should Ole Gunnar Solskjaer be relieved of his duties at Old Trafford.

Solskjaer suffered what he called his darkest day as United boss when his side sunk to a humiliating 5-0 defeat at home to Liverpool on Sunday and reports this week have suggested the club hierarchy have discussed his future after a run of three Premier League defeats in four matches.

That has seen the Norwegian grab the unwanted tag as red-hot favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave their post having sunk into 1/6 from 2/1 since kick-off on Sunday, putting him well clear of Daniel Farke (11/2), whose Norwich side sit at the bottom of the table with only two points from nine games.

Antonio Conte meanwhile has emerged as a leading candidate for the role should a vacancy arise

…as the former Chelsea boss, who is out of work after guiding Inter Milan to the Serie A title in May, has been gambled into 4/6 from 3/1 over the past 48 hours.

Other contenders believed to be in the frame include Zinedine Zidane, who is the second favourite at 8/1 should Manchester United decide a change is necessary, while Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is also prominent as the 10/1 third favourite.

Ajax boss Erik Ten Hag is attracting some early support for the potential vacancy and has been cut into 12/1 from 16/1, while the chances of a promotion from within are remote as Kieran McKenna (40/1), Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher (both 50/1) remain well down the betting.

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