UK time is: 18:02:08
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

O'Neill Amongst Bookies Favourites For Man Utd Job

Just saw this on Vital Man Utd, the list of odds for the next manager at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho is the 5/4 favourite with Paddy Power to be the long-awaited successor to Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, however Martin O'Neill is still up there despite his comments not long back that he wasn't interested!? He was 2nd favourite earlier but David Moyes of Everton has leapfrogged him.

I can't see MON waiting around for the Old Trafford job, can you? Also, he is 58, surely they will be looking for a younger manager?

Still, the press and bookies insist he is in the race.

Click here to bet and get a FREE 20 BET

The big wigs at Old Trafford have started the search for Fergie's heir whether they'll be able to handle the ego of The Special One remains to be seen. So they may well opt for another Scot and reunite David Moyes with Wayne Rooney

Mourinho is followed in the market by Moyes and Martin O'Neill at 6/1 and 11/2 in what the early betting suggests could be a four horse race. Pep Guardiola, who may want a new challenge after winning everything at Barcelona, makes up Paddy Power's leading quartet at 15/2.

However there are plenty of big name managers in the world game that would fancy such a big job including former United player Laurent Blanc and England manager Fabio Capello at 18/1 and Guus Hiddink at 20/1 whilst there are also several names from United's recent past that could put themselves forward including Steve Bruce, Steve McClaren, Carlos Queiroz, Mark Hughes, Roy Keane and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at various prices starting from 20/1 for Bruce.

Click here to bet and get a FREE 20 BET

It would take a big personality not to be daunted by the challenge of taking over from such a successful manager as Fergie but that's Jose to a tee. However if the United bigwigs believe Mourinho is too short-termist by nature they could look to a Moyes or an O'Neill who have taken a similar path to the top as Fergie himself did all those years ago in Scotland.

Next Man Utd Manager

5/4 Mourinho
4/1 Moyes
11/2 O'Neill
15/2 Guardiola
10/1 Blanc
18/1 Capello
20/1 Bruce
20/1 Hiddink
22/1 McClaren
25/1 Queiroz
25/1 Hughes
33/1 Keane
33/1 Solskjaer
33/1 Coyle
40/1 H Redknapp
66/1 D Ferguson
66/1 Wenger
80/1 Strachan
80/1 Giggs
100/1 Keegan

Click here to bet and get a FREE 20 BET


Bookmark and Share




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday April 20 2010

Time: 5:14PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
would think the Moyes link makes more sense age wise?
The Fear
Report Abuse
20/04/2010 17:18:00

I shudder to think what Moyes could do with decent budget...
Astriel
Report Abuse
20/04/2010 18:12:00

Nooo Martin is the right man for the job.
col8
Report Abuse
20/04/2010 18:25:00

Now there's a poison chalice if ever i saw!
thorpyuk
Report Abuse
20/04/2010 18:27:00

Capello @ 18/1 - i'll get my wallet
lost_in_ca
Report Abuse
20/04/2010 18:50:00

Capello said England was his last job and until he has won a major trophy with them he said he would not leave england
Avfc94 we do
Report Abuse
20/04/2010 22:13:00

i'm betting MON don't want the job...
leftfoot
Report Abuse
21/04/2010 08:44:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Sanchez Talks Manchester City (Monday April 27 2015)

Guzan Gets Sherwood Backing (Monday April 27 2015)

Sherwood On Manchester City Loss (Sunday April 26 2015)

Full Facial (Sunday April 26 2015)

Stats: Man City v Aston Villa (Saturday April 25 2015)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 968
2. ClivetheVillan 837
3. The Fear 705
4. col8 463
5. thefacehead 333
6. kefkat 332
7. sirdennis 274
8. DeanoVilla 203
9. Fulford 199
10. Cheshire Villan 159

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Crystal Palace 33 11 9 13 -3 42
13. WBA 34 9 10 15 -14 37
14. Newcastle 34 9 8 17 -21 35
15. Aston Villa 34 8 8 18 -22 32
16. Sunderland 33 5 15 13 -23 30
17. Hull City 32 6 10 16 -16 28
18. Leicester City 32 7 7 18 -17 28

Breaking League News

Mikel - Real Madrid or Southampton Bound?
Chelsea : 27/04/2015 17:57:01
Weekend Gossip Round-Up
Man Utd : 27/04/2015 17:42:00
Allardyce`s Future!
West Ham : 27/04/2015 17:10:00
West Ham Target Gignac (Again)
West Ham : 27/04/2015 17:03:00
FA Youth Cup Final - Match Day Moments
Chelsea : 27/04/2015 16:57:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man City MotM
Suggested By:  MF
Guzan 9%
Bacuna 0%
Vlaar 0%
Okore 0%
Richardson 0%
Cleverley 25%
Westwood 0%
Grealish 45%
Sanchez 5%
Delph 12%
Benteke 4%
Sub - N'Zogbia 0%
Sub - Lowton 0%