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New favourite emerges for the permanent Manchester United manager’s job

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now the favourite with Ladbrokes to be the next Manchester United manager on a permanent basis.

The bookies claim the Norwegian tactician’s odds have been slashed to just 6/4 after his side’s sixth win in a row away to Tottenham at the weekend.

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Solskjaer has certainly impressed in a short space of time at Old Trafford, with the team’s results and performances improving hugely since Jose Mourinho left last month.

While plenty of big names have been talked up as potential long-term replacements for Mourinho, Solskjaer now arguably looks the best bet after lifting a pretty dispirited dressing room in such a resounding way so quickly.

The 45-year-old is now ahead of Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino after getting won over the Argentine yesterday, while Zinedine Zidane is in third in Ladbrokes’ running.

Outsiders also include former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte at 20/1, and another former United player in Laurent Blanc, also 20/1.

However, it’s getting harder to argue against fan-favourite Solskjaer, who is following up his legendary United playing career by doing a great job in the dugout.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “If Sunday’s game was an audition for the permanent Man United job then Ole passed with flying colours, and that’s exactly what the odds suggest.”

Next Manchester United Manager odds (Ladbrokes)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – 6/4
Mauricio Pochettino – 7/4
Zinedine Zidane – 8/1
Max Allegri – 10/1
Gareth Southgate – 12/1
Antonio Conte – 20/1
Diego Simeone – 20/1
Laurent Blanc – 20/1
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