New Manchester United manager odds as Mourinho is sacked
Manchester United have finally pulled the trigger on Jose Mourinho following Sunday’s 3-1 humiliation at Anfield, leaving United 19 points behind Liverpool at the top of the table and 11 behind 4th-placed Chelsea.
Mourinho was under the cosh right from the beginning of the season due to a series of unimpressive results and now the board has decided enough is enough. Manchester United will need to turn their fortunes around rapidly if they are to secure a top-four finish this season and whoever takes over as the new manager will have a massive rebuilding job in his hands.
Mauricio Pochettino has long been linked with a job at Old Trafford while Zinedine Zidane, who is currently without a job after resigning from the post at Real Madrid, has also been considered as one of the favourites to replace Mourinho.
Michael Carrick will act as the caretaking manager until a permanent manager is appointed.
A statement from United on Tuesday morning said: “The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future.
Next permanent Manchester United manager odds