Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

O'Neill Amongst Bookies Favourites For Man Utd Job

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



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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday April 20 2010
Time: 5:14PM

Comments

0
would think the Moyes link makes more sense age wise?
The Fear
20/04/2010 17:18:00
0
I shudder to think what Moyes could do with decent budget...
Astriel
20/04/2010 18:12:00
0
Nooo Martin is the right man for the job.
col8
20/04/2010 18:25:00
0
Now there's a poison chalice if ever i saw!
thorpyuk
20/04/2010 18:27:00
0
Capello @ 18/1 - i'll get my wallet
lost_in_ca
20/04/2010 18:50:00
0
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
20/04/2010 22:13:00
0
i'm betting MON don't want the job...
leftfoot
21/04/2010 08:44:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

FAYC - Broxbourne Tie Confirmed

Aston Villa's FA Youth Cup tie against Broxbourne Borough in the fifth round has now had the details confirmed.

Taylor Tribute Set For Preston

With Aston Villa marking the passing of Graham Taylor in last weekend's match against Wolverhampton Wanderers, a special tribute is also planned...

Green Pleased With Bruce Praise

Andre Green has spoken of the boost he got personally from manager Steve Bruce's post game comments after the Wolverhampton Wanderers loss.

U23s - Aston Villa 0-0 Middlesbrough

Aston Villa hosted our Middlesbrough Under 23 counterparts yesterday evening at Villa Park and despite numerous chances and a missed penalty we came out with a point...

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Play offs?
Suggested By: JP Fear
No chance71%
Yes3%
Still depends on signings26%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 26 18 1 7 55 29
2 Brighton 25 16 6 3 54 23
3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
6 Sheff Wed 26 13 6 7 45 6
7 Derby County 26 11 7 8 40 5
8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
18 Cardiff 25 8 6 11 30 -10
19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
20 Forest 26 7 6 13 27 -8
21 Burton 26 6 7 13 25 -10
22 Blackburn 26 6 6 14 24 -12
23 Wigan 26 5 7 14 22 -9
24 Rotherham 26 4 4 18 16 -29
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
New optimism for McLaren
Latest Vital Boxing News
Callum Smith Set for WBC World Title Fight
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 5:30PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear434
2.JuanPabloAngel280
3.Silhillvilla254
4.sirdennis219
5.Fulford205
6.Villan57176
7.Melon Donkey133
8.BodyButter108
9.danvilla2106
10.villasince6795
Write for Vital Football