Man Utd next manager – Brendan Rodgers favourite for Red Devils job if Solskjaer is sacked, Zidane & Ten Hag in the mix

BRENDAN RODGERS is the clear favourite for the Manchester United job.

That's according to bookmakers Betfair, who've priced the Northern Irishman at 4/6 to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford.

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Solskjaer's tenure is hanging by a thread after a series of disappointing results.

The Red Devils have won just three of their last 10 fixtures in all competitions and trail leaders Chelsea by nine points.

United were comprehensively outclassed by rivals Liverpool and Manchester City before the international break.

And that's led two claims that senior players have lost faith in the Norwegian.

SunSport understand United chiefs held an emergency board meeting to discuss future plans and potential replacements.

Rodgers is their first-choice option and Betfair agree with the 48-year-old the 4/6 odds-on frontrunner for the position.

Sources close to Rodgers have revealed he and his wife are now searching for a property in the Cheshire area.

The Daily Star report that the former Liverpool boss would find it 'almost impossible' to reject United's advances.

Next Man Utd manager

Betfair odds

  • Brendan Rodgers – 4/6
  • Zinedine Zidane – 5/2
  • Mauricio Pochettino – 11/2
  • Erik ten Hag – 9/1
  • Ralf Rangnick – 9/1
  • Roberto Martinez – 20/1
  • Julian Nagelsmann – 20/1
  • Graham Potter – 20/1
  • Cristiano Ronaldo – 25/1
  • Roberto Mancini – 25/1

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And claim he's got a release clause in his contract should a Champions League club come knocking.

Elsewhere Zinedine Zidane is available at 5/2.

The Frenchman remains a free agent having left Real Madrid in May.

Zidane is one of three managers to win the Champions League three times and also collected two Club World Cups, two Uefa Super Cups and two Spanish Super Cups.

Mauricio Pochettino is 11/2, ahead of Ajax's highly-rated Erik ten Hag and Ralf Rangnick at 9s.

Ten Hag has been linked with various roles in England and United legend Rio Ferdinand thinks he could be a smart choice.

He told his FIVE YouTube channel: "Now I don’t know Ten Hag personally but he’s doing a fantastic job at Ajax. Let’s remember that Ajax isn’t a small club.

"They’re a massive club, the biggest club in Holland. Yes, it’s different and the landscape is different but it’s still a huge club that he’s got to work with and the expectation levels there every day are to win.

"That’s something that will be there every day and would be there if he was to come to Manchester United."


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