Next Manchester United Manager Odds – Will Pochettino Land Old Trafford Job?

Mauricio Pochettino / Tottenham ©imago images / Sven Simon 21.11.2019

Next Manchester United Manager Odds
Pochettino Set for Old Trafford?
Bookmaker Paddy Power
Odds: 3/1 odds taken 1200 GMT, Tuesday 7 July

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is doing a fine job at Manchester United at this moment in time, but several of the world’s best managers have been linked with the managerial job at Old Trafford.

The likes of Mauricio Pochettino, Massimiliano Allegri and Julian Nagelsmann – among many others – are reportedly on United’s radar. We take a look at the latest and best manager betting odds and give you our verdict on who we believe will be Man Utd’s next permanent boss.

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Next Manchester United Manager Odds – Who Will Succeed Solskjaer?

At the time of writing, Solskjaer will fancy his chances of keeping his job at Old Trafford. Ahead of their next Premier League game at Aston Villa on Thursday evening, Manchester United are on an incredible 16-game unbeaten run in all competitions, winning 12 and drawing four.

United are still hunting down a top four place in the Premier League, with the Red Devils just two points behind Chelsea and three points adrift of third-place Leicester City. Of course, depending on Manchester City’s looming UEFA Champions League ban, fifth spot could be enough for the Champions League this season.

Our betting prediction:
Pochettino next Man Utd manager

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(odds taken 1200 GMT, Tuesday 7 July)

United are also still in the UEFA Europa League as well as the Emirates FA Cup. However, it has not always been rosy for Solskjaer at the Theatre of Dreams. In fact, earlier in the season, the Norwegian was on the brink of the sack.

Even if Ole did manage to guide Man Utd back into the Champions League, the former Cardiff City & Molde manager could be on borrowed time at Old Trafford.

Mauricio Pochettino – 3/1

Ex-Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is the current favourite to succeed Solskjaer at Old Trafford, with Paddy Power offering 3/1 for Poch to be named next United boss.

The Argentinian did a fantastic job at Tottenham Hotspur before his harsh sacking. Just last season, Pochettino guided Spurs to the Champions League final. Tottenham also beat rivals Arsenal to fourth spot. However, after a poor start to this season, Mauricio was replaced by Jose Mourinho at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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(odds taken 1300 GMT, Tuesday 7 July)


Massimiliano Allegri – 7/1

Massimiliano Allegri has been biding his time since leaving Juventus at the end of the 2018-19 season. Allegri won a whole host of trophies and honours during his time in Italy with the Old Lady.

Before five years in Turin, Max Allegri spent four seasons at the San Siro, winning Serie A with AC Milan back in 2011. Overall, Allegri has won Serie A on six occasions and has been a Champions League runner-up twice. Allegri would certainly bring an exciting brand of football to the Premier League. Allegri is the 7/1 second favourite.

Julian Nagelsmann – 25/1

Julian Nagelsmann, the current RB Leipzig head coach, is highly regarded as one of the best young managers in the game. At just 32, the German has already made a big name for himself on the managerial scene.

Back in March, Nagelsmann became the youngest ever coach to win a Champions League knockout tie, as Leipzig thumped Tottenham 4-0 over two legs in the last 16.

Nagelsmann would bring something young and fresh to Old Trafford, which could be exactly what the club needs if they want to start competing with rivals Manchester City and Liverpool once again. You can get the tempting odds of 25/1 for Nagelsmann to be the next Man Utd manager.


Key Facts – Manchester United

  • Man Utd have been champions of England an unrivalled 20 times
  • United have not won the Premier League since the 2012-13 season
  • The Red Devils have won more trophies than any other English club

Other Potential Candidates

Along with Pochettino, Allegri and Nagelsmann, Luis Enrique, Erik ten Hag and Ralf Rangnick – who are all currently priced at 33/1 – have also been mentioned. All three are vastly experienced, though none have ever managed in the Premier League.

Luis Enrique has managed the likes of Roma, Barcelona and Spain, winning La Liga, the Champions League and a number of individual honours during his time at the Camp Nou. Enrique could be a popular choice with the United fans.

Ten Hag has done a remarkable job at Ajax in recent years, turning the Dutch outfit into a powerhouse on the European stage once again. Ten Hag has won the Eredivisie and guided Ajax to a Champions League semi-final.

62-year-old Ralf Rangnick has all the experience in the world. Rangnick has spent his managerial career in native Germany, but he certainly deserves a crack at a massive club. The former RB Leipzig boss has won the 2. Bundesliga with Hannover and the DFB-Pokal with Schalke. He could be a strong outsider for the United job.

Manchester United Manager Bets: Will Poch be Next United Boss?

Out of all the aforementioned names, only one man has Premier League experience. Mauricio Pochettino knows English football like the back of his hand, first landing a job in the Premier League with Southampton back in 2013 after a good spell with Espanyol in Spain.

After a superb season at St Mary’s, Tottenham quickly snapped him up, giving him a five-year deal at White Hart Lane. Despite a slow start to life in London, it was not long until Poch was a huge hit with the Spurs fans.

During his time in the English capital, Pochettino turned Tottenham into Champions League regulars and Premier League contenders, but he was relieved of his duties in November 2019 after a poor start to this season.

It may have ended on a sour note, but Pochettino did an outstanding job at Tottenham. The 48-year-old deserves another crack at the Premier League, and the Man Utd role will be too good to turn down if they do come knocking this summer.

When Solskjaer does eventually leave Old Trafford, our money is on Pochettino to replace him. At the moment, Paddy Power are offering the excellent betting odds of 3/1.

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