BRENDAN RODGERS is the new favourite to be Manchester United’s next manager.
That’s according to bookmakers Sky Bet, who’ve installed the Leicester boss to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford.
Rodgers, 48, had previously trailed Antonio Conte for the position.
But he’s now frontrunner at odds of 4/1 after Saturday’s result at the King Power Stadium.
The Foxes recovered from Mason Greenwood’s stunner to run out 4-2 winners and end United’s 29-game unbeaten run away from home.
The Red Devils are now winless in their last three Premier League outings having failed to beat Aston Villa or Everton on home turf.
Solskjaer’s position as manager is looking increasingly uncertain.
The Norwegian is second only to Newcastle’s Steve Bruce in the managerial sack race.
He is also entering a ‘make or break’ run with games against Atalanta, Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City on the horizon.
Man Utd next manager
Sky Bet odds
- Brendan Rodgers – 4/1
- Antonio Conte – 5/1
- Mauricio Pochettino – 5/1
- Zinedine Zidane – 5/1
- Erik ten Hag – 16/1
- Julian Nagelsmann – 16/1
- Laurent Blanc – 16/1
- Gareth Southgate – 20/1
- Julen Lopetegui – 20/1
- Thomas Frank – 20/1
- Steve Bruce – 100/1
Paul Pogba appeared to pile the pressure on Solskjaer after their latest defeat when calling for things to change.
He said: “We have been having these kind of games for a long time and haven’t found the problem.
“We need to find the key for this change because we deserved to lose. I don’t know if it is the mindset of the players. We need to change something. We need to find the mentality and tactics to win.”
Antonio Conte is second in the betting market at 5/1.
The 52-year-old guided Chelsea to the Premier League title and FA Cup during his tenure.
He also helped Inter Milan to their first Serie A title in over a decade before leaving over transfer disputes.
Mauricio Pochettino is also priced at 5/1, along with former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.
Brentford’s Thomas Frank is available at 20/1 with Steve Bruce a 100/1 long shot.
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