How long will he get to keep his seat? Image source: Arbeiderpartiet / Flickr
Manchester United haven’t started the season so badly for 30 years, players like Alexis Sanchez and Romalu Lukaku left the club last minute without any replacement. No surprise that Solskjaer’s chair is shaking and people are talking about his successor. Most bookmakers next Manchester United manager predictions tip Mauricio Pochettino as his successor.
Manchester United are currently in the 12th place, with only 2 wins and 9 points from 8 games. They’ve won against Chelsea in the opening round and against Leicester. They lost at home against Crystal Palace, and away against Newcastle and West Ham. They only beat Rochdale in the EFL Cup with penalties. In the Europa League, they have a win and a draw against AZ, being only second in the group.
But not only the results are worrying the fans, but also the performance of the team and key players, like Pogba. Former United players like Gary Neville and Peter Schmeichel are all concerned, and blaming the players for the disappointing performance.
“The quality is not right, the depth of their squad is not enough” – said Neville to Sky Sports.
Probably changing managers every season or even during the season is not helping either. So what do online gambling sites in the UK say in their next Manchester United manager predictions?
Next Manchester United Manager Predictions: the top favorites for the job
Pochettino is still the manager of Tottenham at the moment, but his team is also not performing well. They’ve won only three games in the Premier League, are standing only at 9th place. They are already out from the EFL Cup and they suffered a big defeat at home against Bayern Munich in the Champions League. It was a night that every Spurs fans just want to forget. After this start, Pochettino’s place is not so sure anymore in London, he might be open to new challenges. United can be a place where he can use his talent and try to revive the team, his odds are 3.88 to get the job.
The next favorite according to 1xBet is Italian Massimiliano Allegri with 6.95 odds, who has won five consecutive league titles with Juventus. Allegri is apparently taking English lessons every day but might be the manager of Tottenham instead of the Reds.
Other names in the hat
Online sportsbooks in the UK are mentioning Laurent Blanc as a potential successor. He is a former MU player. In addition, he won the Champions League with the Red Devils. Besides he was the successful manager of Paris St Germain until 2016. However, Manchester United will need to be quick if they want to employ him, as struggling Olympic Lyon might ask him to be their manager too.
Brendan Rogers, the current manager of Leicester has 9.90 odds to replace Solskjaer, but he might be out as a former manager of arch-rival Liverpool. Erik ten Hag’s name has come up as well as a possible option, he has 13.00 odds. The Ajax manager won the Eredivisie last season and they reached the semi-final in the Champions League. His team impressed everyone, it still might be a bit too early for him to be the manager of United.