Next Man United Manager Odds & Betting Favourites – Ten Hag Out?
In this post, you can find all our next Man United manager odds plus an analysis of the current betting favourites to take over at Old Trafford.
Manchester United had a relatively successful first season under ten Hag, winning the EFL Cup and returning the side to the top four.
However, such is the volatile nature of football and the pressure pot that is Manchester United, people tend to have short memories and less tolerance for blips at the club.
With Man United 8th in the Premier League table, out of the EFL Cup and on the brink of elimination from the Champions League, Erik ten Hag’s time to turn things around at Old Trafford could be quickly running out.
Poor luck with suspensions, off-field issues and injuries will only wash for so long despite him retaining the public backing of Chief Executive Richard Arnold.
So who are the top contenders to replace ten Hag at Old Trafford? Find out below.
Next Man United Manager Odds
|Next Man United Manager Betting Odds|
|Roberto De Zerbi||8/1||11.1%|
|Ole Gunnar Solskjaer||25/1||3.8%|
Next Man United Manager Favourites
Zinedine Zidane – Next Man United Manager Favourite
The favourite to become the next Man United manager is Zinedine Zidane at odds of 9/2 after being cut from odds of 6/1 to take over from Erik ten Hag. Those odds imply that Zidane has an 18.2% chance of becoming the next Man United Manager.
The France legend has only ever managed his beloved Real Madrid. However, his record at Los Blancos has seen him linked with every top job that becomes available.
Zidane first took over at Real Madrid on the 4th of January 2016, a role he would hold until his resignation on the 31st of May 2018.
During his first term, he had a record of: Games 149, Wins 105, Draws 28 and Losses 16. That works out to a Win Rate of 70.47% and an average of 2.3 Points Per Game.
In that first spell in the dugout at el Santiago Bernabéu, Zizou guided the club to eight trophies; the La Liga in 2016-17, the 2017 Supercopa de España, the Champions League in 2015-16 and 2017-18 alongside the UEFA Super Cup 2017, 2018 and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2016 and 2017.
Zidane returned to Real Madrid on the 11th of March 2019, a role in which he would remain until the 27th of May 2021.
While his second spell wasn’t as dominant, it was still relatively successful. Here’s his record in his second stint as Real Madrid manager: Games 114, Wins 69, Draws 25 and Losses 20. That works out to a Win Rate of 60.53% and an average of 2.03 Points Per Game.
Zidane’s former France teammate Emmanuel Petit revealed to us here at BoyleSports in an exclusive interview that there is one major obstacle that could prevent Zidane from becoming the next Man United Manager.
Petit’s confession is particularly interesting now given that Zizou is the favourite to take over from ten Hag at Old Trafford.
The second favourite to become the next permanent Man United Manager is Graham Potter at odds of 11/2. Those odds suggest that Potter has a 15.4% chance of becoming the next permanent Man United Manager.
Potter was most recently in charge at Chelsea where he was sacked back in April following a 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa which was preceded by a dismal run of form.
His Chelsea side struggled for goals (like his Brighton side struggled too). Potter’s final record with the Blues was 12 wins, 8 draws and 11 defeats from his 31 matches. That made for a win ratio of only 38.7% which was the worst at the club since Guus Hiddink’s record of 35%.
While his stint at Stamford Bridge might leave a sour taste in the mouth, before the Chelsea job Potter had gained huge plaudits for his coaching track record.
The former Chelsea manager started at the bottom of the management ladder working with Leeds Metropolitan University and Leeds Carnage in the North West Counties at step nine of the football pyramid before getting his break at Östersund.
There he earned the Swedish club European football. Potter would later join Swansea before playing a major role in the current Brighton revolution.
Could another big job be on the cards, or is he just not at the required level to manage an elite football club? Time will tell.
Roberto De Zerbi
The third favourite to become the next Man United manager is Roberto De Zerbi at odds of 8/1 having drifted out from previous odds of 7/2. Those odds imply that De Zerbi has an 11.1% chance of replacing Erik ten Hag as the next permanent Man United Manager.
It is no surprise that the Italian is considered one of the leading contenders for the Manchester United job given his success at Brighton since taking over last September.
Under De Zerbi, Brighton finished the 22/23 Premier League season in sixth place which saw them qualify for the Europa League for the first time. That capped off a brilliant season where they also reached the FA Cup Semi-Finals.
Despite being gutted in the summer Brighton have remarkably picked up where they left off this season with 18 points in their opening 11 league games.
The 44-year-old is a manager who would certainly impose the right style of play at Old Trafford and consolidate/build on the ten Hag ideology. This makes him a very likely candidate for the role if ten Hag is shown the door.
The big question is would he swap arguably the best-run club in the world right now for perhaps the worst-run club? I have my doubts.
Next up in the betting to become the next permanent Man United Manager is Julian Nagelsmann at odds of 10/1 having drifted out from 13/2. Those odds of 10/1 suggest that Nagelsmann has a 9.1% chance of replacing ten Hag in the dugout at Old Trafford.
Despite being only 36, Nagelsmann has already been in senior management for seven seasons.
The German started in management at Hoffenheim back in 2016 at just 28 years of age. He quickly gained admirers for not only his results on the pitch, bringing the club from a relegation dog-fight to the Champions League, but also his attractive pressing style of football.
Nagelsmann had two seasons at RB Leipzig where he similarly impressed before being announced as the Bayern Munich manager on the 27th of April 2021 for a world-record fee for a manager of €25 million.
Despite bringing Bayern a Bundesliga and DFL Supercup in his first season, he was surprisingly axed and replaced by Thomas Tuchel last season.
Nagelsmann recently took the German National Team job, but speculation persists that he could double job. Guus Hiddink did it with Chelsea and Russia before so it’s not out of the question.
Further out in the betting to become the next Man United Manager is Michael Carrick at odds of 12/1. Those odds suggest that Michael Carrick has a 7.7% chance of becoming the next permanent Manchester United Manager.
Carrick (42) is best known for his twelve-year playing stint at Manchester United from 2006-2018. During that time he became one of the most decorated players ever in English Football.
Following his retirement in 2018 Carrick held a number of roles at Manchester United including Caretaker Manager back in 2021. After that spell, he took over at Middlesbrough in 2022 where he remains to this day.
When he took over at the club, they were in the midst of a relegation battle. Carrick steadied the ship and guided them to fourth place in the league before missing out on promotion in the playoffs.
After a poor start to their season, the Championship club now look back to their best with three wins and a draw in their last five games.
Carrick is doing a brilliant job at Middlesbrough, but is it too early for him to be given the keys to this poison chalice? I suspect so.
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