Odds slashed on Gareth Southgate to be next Manchester United manager

Odds have been slashed on Gareth Southgate becoming the next Manchester United manager.

The England boss is now just 5/2 to succeed Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford with Betfair - having been 13/2 last week - as speculation grows over him being the preferred choice of new co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

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Gareth Southgate to be next Manchester United manager

Next Manchester United manager odds

Gareth Southgate to replace Erik ten Hag?

Gareth Southgate has not committed to staying with the Three Lions beyond Euro 2024 and previously worked closely at the FA with Man United’s incoming technical director, Dan Ashworth.

Should England fail to win Euro 2024, it is expected that Southgate will step down after taking charge of four major tournaments. If that is indeed the case, Southgate is the current favourite to step into the Old Trafford dugout.

Next Manchester United managerOdds
Gareth Southgate5/2
Graham Potter4/1
Thomas Tuchel9/1
Ruben Amorim9/1
Zinedine Zidane10/1
Simone Inzaghi11/1
Jose Mourinho25/1
Michael Carrick25/1

Betfair spokesperson Sam Rosbottom said: “Sir Jim Ratcliffe has revealed he wants to find and nurture new superstars rather than spending big on players like Kylian Mbappe and Jude Bellingham, and Southgate’s record developing England players has marked him out as a leading candidate.

“Graham Potter had been the most heavily backed at 4/1, but Southgate’s price has tumbled in recent days and he is now the clear 5/2 favourite to succeed Ten Hag at Old Trafford, having previously been 13/2.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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