I wrote on David Moyes sack page early yesterday (Monday) morning that I didn’t see United making a change before the end of the season, so how wrong was I…. as United have sacked Moyes today.
Never ones to miss an opportunity, Bookmakers already had ‘Next Manchester United Manager’ markets live last night, before Moyes had actually been (officially) fired – such is the ruthless nature of both football and betting.
So who is favourite to be the next Manchester United manager? The early front runner in the market is Dutchman, Louis Van Gaal, who was the previous favourite for the Spurs job – a market that also went live with Tottenham still having a manager.
Van Gaal is currently a best price of 3/1 with both Stan James and BetVictor (£25.00 Free Bet).
After Van Gaal in the betting, comes Borussia Dortmund manager, Jurgen Klopp at a general 6/1 (although I have seen 10/1 with Coral, but I don’t expect that to last).
Klopp looks a genuine contender to me, he has built up a magnificent team spirit, has been successful in Europe (taking Dortmund to the 2013 Champions League final), and has shown he can build a team from scratch – he does though, have no Premier League experience.
Ryan Giggs is a best price of 8/1 with Stan James (£10.00 Free Bet), he will probably get a chance to audition for the job for the remainder of the season.
Then comes the impressive Diego Simeone at 18/1 with Bet365 (£200.00 Sign Up Bonus) who is currently building himself an impressive reputation at Atletico Madrid, with the chance to impress more as he squares up tactically to Jose Mourinho tonight in the Champions League.
There then comes a certain Fergie in the betting. So what price is Sir Alex Ferguson to be the next Manchester United manager? Ferguson is a best price of 20/1 with Skybet (£30.00 Free Bet).
I wouldn’t discount Ferguson, he has had a break, he may well feel slightly responsible for what has happened, and I can’t envisage that he has lost any of his hunger.
He is also at nearly all the United matches, which shows he still retains a healthy interest. It’s not like he has moved to an island in the West Indies and has happily retired there. So I certainly wouldn’t be ruling him out.
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