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Manchester United next manager odds: Who will replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer?

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The Manchester United next manager odds are getting more interesting by the day...

With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sacked on Sunday morning, United are looking for a short-term manager to fill the void before appointing a longer-term coach to succeed the Norwegian.

With big names having been rumoured - and even announcing themselves - there are some fascinating candidates for the job.

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Manchester United next manager odds: Ernesto Valverde (11/4 with Betfair)

Ernesto Valverde has emerged as a potential short-term appointment to steady the ship, having been out of work since before lockdown.

The Spaniard was sacked from Barcelona while the club were top of the league. Barca have taken quite the tumble since and though Valverde isn't the most exciting manager, he can coach compactness and will no doubt make United tougher to break down than they have been of late.

Should those Champions League collapses against Roma and Liverpool be an issue? Perhaps...

Ralf Rangnick (10/3)

Ralf Rangnick may be a head of development at Lokomotiv Moscow - but his coaching style has influenced  Thomas Tuchel, Julian Nagelsmann, Ralph Hasenhuttl, and Jurgen Klopp.

Rangnick is seen as the perfect man to bring United into the modern era when it comes to intensity, pressing and an off-field model that the entire club can follow. The German has transformed RB Leipzig and now many fans want him to come and work his magic in the Premier League, overseeing the revolution of a club who have lost their identity in many ways. 

Mauricio Pochettino (7/2)

Many Tottenham supporters continue to pine for the days of Pochettino, who turned them into one of the most exciting clubs in Europe. They competed for the title, and reached the final of the Champions League, before he was sacked in November 2019.

While Mourinho upset the spirit that his predecessor had worked so hard to build, Pochettino waited for his next role. At the start of this year, he was appointed as the new manager of Paris Saint-Germain but internal politics remain an issue at the Parc de Princes.

Michael Carrick (13/2)

One of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's assistants at Old Trafford, Michael Carrick has shot into the running for the job on a permanent basis after an impressive performance against Villarreal.

The game in Spain seemed to perfectly personify exactly what Solskjaer should have done with the team. It was calm and assured, while Jadon Sancho showed the kind of promise that he lacked so sorely under the Norwegian. Carrick might only be a stop-gap - but United have been there before with a temporary manager...

Rudi Garcia (12/1)

Rudi Garcia left Lyon last season after failing to finish higher than fourth in Ligue 1. The Frenchman is still respected, however, and has a history of working with young players and getting the best out of them. 

Garcia may be an outside bet but he's another candidate who United are surely only looking at on a short-term basis. A three-time French manager of the year, he's someone who the Glazers hope could command respect and offer a soft reset until a long-term name comes along. 

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