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Antonio Conte becomes odds-on favourite, Brendan Rodgers and Zinedine Zidane among frontrunners for Red Devils job, Cristiano Ronaldo 19/1

Brendan Rodgers, Zinedine Zidane and Mauricio Pochettino are the leading contenders to become the next Manchester United boss.

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

Rodgers already turned down the Newcastle United job but will the allure of Old Trafford sway him?

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Rodgers already turned down the Newcastle United job but will the allure of Old Trafford sway him?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under immense pressure following their 5-0 loss to Liverpool in October and their 2-0 defeat to Manchester City last time out.

His time could be coming to a close as United boss and his odds to be sacked were cut even further when City dominated the Manchester Derby at Old Trafford.

As a result, Rodger’s odds to become the next permanent manager at United were slashed, despite reports of Solskjaer being given more time.

The Leicester 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.

Zidane has been part of the list of managers to takeover since the Liverpool defeat last month.

But the former Real Madrid midfielder has stated he is ‘not interested‘ in the United job as English football ‘does not appeal’ to him.

Man United next manager

Betfair odds

  • Brendan Rodgers 4/6
  • Zinedine Zidane 5/1
  • Mauricio Pochettino 11/2
  • Erik ten Hag 9/1
  • Ralf Rangnick 10/1
  • Roberto Martinez 20/1
  • Graham Potter 20/1
  • Cristiano Ronaldo 25/1
  • Roberto Mancini 25/1
  • Laurent Blanc 33/1
  • Michael Carrick 33/1
  • Gareth Southgate 33/1
  • Julian Nagelsmann 33/1

If Solskjaer were to depart, Rodgers leads the market well ahead of the ex-Real boss but United’s future is uncertain with wavering form.

Other outside chances include current England manager Gareth Southgate and some other former United players are also outside chances with Carrick (33/1), Butt, Neville and Fletcher (66/1).

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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