Football By Joe Crilly

Manchester United Latest: Bookies Think Pochettino…Punters Think Zidane…One Bet On Dyche

Mauricio Pochettino is the 6/4 favourite to be the Manchester United manager on the first day of next season with current caretaker, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the 5/2 second favourite with William Hill.


As for who punters are backing, however, 17.4% of all wagers placed on the market have been for Zinedine Zidane, who is the 6/1 third favourite. Solskjaer has attracted 16.4% of all bets with Laurent Blanc having attracted 8.1%. Two managers have attracted just one bet each – Sean Dyche at 33/1 and Marcelo Bielsa at 50/1.


“Pochettino’s odds have been short since the market was released the other day which may explain why, despite the fact that he is favourite, he has only attracted 7% of all bets,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “We think that this market will run for some time yet, however, with Solskjaer probably becoming favourite should he guide United up the table.”  


Five best backed to be Manchester United manager on the first day of next season:

Zidane – 17.4%

Solskjaer – 16.4%

Blanc – 8.1%

Pochettino – 7.2%

Giggs – 5.7%


Manchester United manager on the 1st day of the 2019/20 Premier League: 6/4 Mauricio Pochettino; 5/2 Ole Gunnar Solksjaer; 6/1 Zinedine Zidane; 10/1 Massimiliano Allegri; 12/1 Diego Simeone; 14/1 Lucien Favre; 16/1 Antonio Conte; 16/1 Laurent Blanc; 20/1 BAR