Mauricio Pochettino Falls Into Favourite For Manchester United Job

Mauricio Pochettino has been backed into favourite to be named the next manager of Manchester United amid reports he may be prepared to make the switch from Paris St Germain immediately.

A statement from the Old Trafford club suggested they would seek to appoint an interim manager until the end of the season, but Pochettino is believed to be open to moving right away should he be approached as a potential replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was sacked after United’s 4-1 defeat to Watford on Saturday.

The former Tottenham manager has been the major mover since the betting opened and…

We have now cut him into 6/4 from 8/1 in the space of 24 hours, putting him ahead of Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers who has been eased to 4/1 from 2/1 over the same period.

Ajax manager Erik Ten Hag has also been clipped into 8/1 from 12/1 although it is believed he is not prepared to make the move until the end of the season, while Michael Carrick and Zinedine Zidane remain prominent at 5/1 and 7/1 respectively, with the former set to lead the side for their Champions League clash with Villarreal on Tuesday.

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