Next manager odds: Pochettino odds-on to replace Solskjaer

Mauricio Pochettino continues to be strongly linked with the Manchester United job and the Argentine has been shortened to a heavy odds-on to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after a shocking start to the domestic season.

The recent defeat at home against Arsenal means United have earned just seven points from a possible 18, which is so bad it equals David Moyes’ start to a disastrous reign at the club.

There are also many United fans who wanted Pochettino to replace Jose Mourinho when the Portuguese manager was sacked in December 2018. Nobody expected Solskjaer to be named interim manager, never mind get the job on a full-time basis. Ghana betting apps is the best way to check a variety of odds in your favourite football markets.

However, Solskjaer earned that after an incredible start to life as manager at Old Trafford. There was a fabulous run of form in the early days and that climaxed with a huge win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last 16. It’s been up and down while Pochettino’s name frequently hits United-related headlines.

All it takes is a bad result for the rumours to resurface. On Sunday against Arsenal he made some bizarre calls, like bringing on Nemanja Matic for Fred when United needed a goal…

Ironically, Mourinho became the man to replace Pochettino after he’d been sacked at Tottenham. He’s been out of work since but made it very clear on Monday Night Football that he is eager to return to management.

Following his appearance on MNF, Pochettino is now priced as shorty as 4/7 to be the next United manager.

For the first time since 1972-73, the Reds have failed to win any of their opening four home league games. They currently sit 15th in the league after six games. An unacceptable position for this club and Solskjaer needs to act quickly.

Next permanent Manchester United odds – via Sky Bet

  • Mauricio Pochettino – 8/13
  • Massimiliano Allegri – 6/1
  • Ralph Hasenhuttl – 12/1
  • Laurent Blanc – 14/1
  • Brendan Rodgers, Michael Carrick – 16/1

Sky Sports having Pochettino on MNF could not have come at a worse time for the United manager. The Arsenal defeat was a bad one, but so was losing 6-1 to Tottenham.

My biggest problem is if United sack Solskjaer, does Ed Woodward get to decide who is manager again? The Norwegian will just be another checked off the list and the vicious cycle will continue.

Sorry Poch.

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