Even though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains in charge at Manchester United, the Norwegian has failed to land any silverware during the 2020/21 season, with the Red Devils having finished in second place in the Premier League table before losing the 2021 Europa League final against Villarreal.
There is ongoing speculation as to who will be the next Manchester United manager, and there are a lot of betting odds available with some success stories likely. With many managers in contention for the position, including their current manager, the stakes are enormous. Before you place your bet, check out the odds and stay updated on the latest news and updates regarding the five favorites to become Manchester United’s next manager.
1. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
On 28 March 2019, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer signed an impressive three-year contract to be the permanent manager of Manchester United. He made it past the two-year mark, albeit the 2020-21 season saw the Norwegian neglect to land any significant silverware for the club. While Solskjaer will emphasize the second spot in the Premier League, that will not be good enough for a club whose fans and supporters demand success. This has led many to believe his contract may not be renewed.
Solskjaer isn’t necessarily a failure at Old Trafford and holds the altruism of most of the supporters. The Europa League final defeat to Villarreal saw some non-performance from the Red Devils, which put his situation in much sharper focus.
It remains unclear whether Solskjaer is the long-term managerial response at Old Trafford. Many allude to him as a supply teacher, with United having begun the previous campaign rather sluggishly.
With the blue portion of Manchester again having the bragging rights and United’s wait for a first league title since 2013 proceeding, the pressure is undoubtedly on Solskjaer to fix things next season, or the rumors encompassing his future will proceed.
2. Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino was trading at odds on becoming the next Manchester United FC manager for quite a while. However, the former Tottenham manager is currently in charge at Paris Saint-Germain, and his chances have dwindled subsequently.
It is possible that Pochettino won’t stay in charge at the Ligue 1 legends for an exceedingly lengthy timespan, with Tottenham Hotspur said to have recently been sniffing around looking to secure a return. So whether he would assume the responsibility and challenge of managing at Old Trafford remains unclear.
Solskjaer’s time at Manchester United may be concluding, and he would be an ideal fit as far as the success he achieved in England with Southampton and afterward Tottenham is concerned.
3. Hasenhuttl: Third favorite
Another Premier League manager faring admirably with more limited resources is Ralph Hasenhuttl. The Southampton FC head coach is said to be the next permanent manager at Manchester United Football Club, with the Austrian conceivably arriving at the end of his time at St Mary’s.
It’s been a brutal 2020/21 campaign for the Saints, which saw them have a brilliant start. Even though injuries have hit them hard lately, a 9-0 whipping on account of the Red Devils wasn’t typically the kind of job advertisement that would have charmed the Old Trafford board to the 53-year-old.
That said, the previous RB Leipzig manager has more insight and experience than Solskjaer, and maybe his bold style of football will be music to the ears of Manchester United fans and supporters who want an attacking dimension to their team’s play, with fans longing for the style of play that was apparent under Sir Alex Ferguson for quite a long time as the silverware gathered.
4. Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers isn’t just trading short on the next Arsenal manager betting market. The Northern Irishman has likewise moved to second most loved regarding the Manchester United manager’s position. It’s not difficult to see the current Leicester City boss leaving the King Power Stadium for a more prominent place inside the Premier League.
The forty-eight-year-old is currently viewed as the main competitor to assume the position at Old Trafford. He has recently shown a lot of ambition when leaving Celtic unexpectedly to accept responsibility for Leicester City.
Rodgers has accomplished sterling work at the Midlands club, and the Foxes are currently viewed as one of the major teams in the division. The previous Liverpool manager has made an attack-focused team where players like James Maddison, James Justin, and Harvey Barnes have flourished on account of his coaching.
Despite being condemned during his time in charge of Liverpool FC, Rodgers was there between 2012-2015 and almost managed a title success during the 2013/14 campaign. The manager made an interesting Reds side who had a success rate of more than 50% during his time at the club. He was lauded for developing young players, even if he did not achieve the expected results.
5. Nagelsmann on Man United’s shortlist?
Like Allegri, Julian Nagelsmann has never managed a team outside of his country. The German is somewhat unique because he’s just thirty-four years old, and his career as a manager to date has been genuinely fledgling. The previous center-back was an outstanding success at 1899 Hoffenheim before managing at RB Leipzig, and he guided the latter to the Champions League semi-finals two seasons ago.
Nagelsmann will assume responsibility for Bayern Munich next season. The young but progressive manager may become the kind of roaring success that cautions Manchester United, particularly as Liverpool and Chelsea have now thrived with German managers in control at their clubs.
Until further notice, Nagelsmann has the undertaking of trying to proceed with Bayern Munich’s domestic dominance alongside a challenge for the Champions League.