The Quiet One: Michael Carrick odds halved to be next Manchester United manager

The odds on former Manchester United captain-turned-coach Michael Carrick taking over from Jose Mourinho have been slashed


Following Manchester United’s 3-0 defeat to Tottenham last night, bookmakers have slashed the odds of Michael Carrick to take over from Jose Mourinho.

Paddy Power make the captain-turned-coach 20/1, in from 50/1 before the game, to be the next permanent Man United boss following a flurry of bets this morning.

Meanwhile, the odds of Zinedine Zidane succeeding Mourinho have gone out from 6/4 to 5/2, despite several reports that he is poised and ready to head to Old Trafford.

Ex-Chelsea manager Antonio Conte (above) has also been popular in the market, going from 16/1 to  5/1 second favourite overnight

United are now 50/1 to win the Premier League, the largest price they’ve been at this stage of the season since 1992, where they lost their opening two games, yet went on to win the title.

Spokesman Paddy Power said:

We’ve been inundated with bets on Michael Carrick to take over from Jose Mourinho this morning, with punters sure we’re going from the Special One to the Quiet One.

That comes as Zidane goes on the drift quicker than Man United’s title hopes. Still, there’s always Big Sam…


5/2        Zinedine Zidane

5/1        Antonio Conte

7/1        Laurent Blanc

10/1     Mauricio Pochettino

10/1     Leonardo Jardim

14/1     Massimiliano Allegri

16/1     Didier Deschamps

20/1     Michael Carrick

20/1     Gareth Southgate

20/1     Marco Silva

20/1     Rafa Benitez

22/1     Thomas Tuchel

25/1     Brendan Rodgers

25/1     Eddie Howe

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