Zidane the punter’s favourite for Man United hot seat

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Our traders have revealed the top 10 names punters are backing for the full-time Manchester United managerial role from next season, and Zinedine Zidane comes out on top.

He’s 9/1 in the betting, but that hasn’t stopped punters backing him from being a Red Devil from next season.

Interim manager and United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still a 1/3 favourite for the job, but he’s behind Zidane and 9/2 shot Mauricio Pochettino in the popularity pick.

ZiZou has seen 26% of all bets placed on the managerial role backing him, with Pochettino taking 22% of the share, and Solskjaer out at 17%.

Elsewhere, the bookies are reporting a surprising 15% of all bets up to this point have favoured Bournemouth boss, Eddie Howe (25/1).

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “It’s a huge month ahead of Solskjaer. Get through it still flying high and there’s every chance he’ll get the job on a permanent basis, but as things stand, punters still seem to think Zidane will be in the dugout next season.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting

10 most popular picks with punters to be managing Man United on opening day next season

  1. Zinedine Zidane – 9/1
    2. Mauricio Pochettino – 9/2
    3. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – 1/3
    4. Eddie Howe – 25/1
    5. Diego Simeone – 20/1
    6. Laurent Blanc – 20/1
    7. Rafa Benitez – 50/1
    8. Ryan Giggs – 40/1
    9. Gareth Southgate – 14/1
    10. Max Allegri – 10/1

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Drew Goodsell

Drew is a journalism graduate of UEL where he worked as a Business Editor for the university news website. He is a Chelsea fan, but closely follows American sports, being an avid fan of the New York based Knicks (NBA) and Giants (NFL).