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…
NEXT PERMANENT MANCHESTER UNITED MANAGER ODDS:
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
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