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Zinedine Zidane odds-on favourite for Red Devils job, Brendan Rodgers and Mauricio Pochettino also in contention, Cristiano Ronaldo just 25/1 to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Zinedine Zidane is the leading contender to become the next Manchester United boss with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer facing the sack at Old Trafford.

There are numerous potential candidates for the huge Premier League role including club legends Cristiano Ronaldo, Nicky Butt, Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher.

Zidane is the frontrunner for the Old Trafford hotseat

Zidane is the frontrunner for the Old Trafford hotseat

But Zizou, the former Real Madrid boss, is the firm favourite with the bookies at 8/11.

The 49-year-old has an incredibly impressive CV despite his short time in management.

He became the first coach in history to win three consecutive Champions League titles when he steered his former club Real Madrid to the European trophy from 2015-2018.

He left the Spanish giants having won 11 trophies across two spells as head coach and Red Devils fans are licking their lips at the prospect of the France icon taking charge.

Solskjaer will be dismissed after a disastrous run of form from his side culminated in a woeful 4-1 humbling at Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

They suffered a 5-0 loss to Liverpool in October and a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City prior to the international break.

Solskjaer’s time is seemingly up at Man United

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Solskjaer’s time is seemingly up at Man United

talkSPORT understands the Norwegian is set to be dismissed, with Zidane identified as the club’s top managerial target for the Old Trafford hotseat.

Rodgers is the second favourite to become the next permanent manager at odds of 5/2 – despite his Leicester team losing to Chelsea earlier in the day.

The Foxes boss has also been in the spotlight a few times for various Premier League roles including becoming the favourite for the Newcastle job.

Rodgers quickly quashed any possibility of a move to St James’ Park though by saying he is focused on the job at hand at Leicester, but it remains to be seen whether a move to Old Trafford could be more tempting.

Manchester United next manager odds

Betfair odds**

Zinedine Zidane: 8/11

Brendan Rodgers: 5/2

Erik ten Hag: 11/1

Mauricio Pochettino: 14/1

Ralf Rangnick: 18/1

Roberto Martinez: 20/1

Luis Enrique: 25/1

Graham Potter: 25/1

Roberto Mancini: 25/1

Cristiano Ronaldo: 25/1

Julian Nagelsmann: 33/1

Laurent Blanc: 33/1

Michael Carrick: 33/1

Gareth Southgate: 33/1

Lucien Favre: 40/1

David Moyes: 40/1

The Red Devils also face a packed schedule from now with the winter football in full swing, including the final Champions League group stage ties against Villarreal against Young Boys.

Other outside chances include current Belgium manager Roberto Martinez (20/1) and PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino (14/1).

Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to the Red Devils after a decade away has also prompted questions to a potential move to a managerial role.

The Portuguese star has already been seen on the touchlines for United and his odds to be the next man in charge are now 25/1.

Ronaldo ordering his Portugal teammates in the Euro 2016 final

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Ronaldo ordering his Portugal teammates in the Euro 2016 final




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