Manchester United next manager betting update: Giggs odds slashed

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With Manchester United sacking David Moyes, who do the bookmakers think will replace him in the Old Trafford hot seat?

It's almost a week since Manchester United sacked David Moyes, and the rumour mill has been churning out its usual overload of speculation over who will be chosen to replace the Scot at Old Trafford, though reports over the weekend suggested that Louis van Gaal had agreed a deal to become the new boss.

After United's 4-0 win over Norwich City at weekend, the bookmakers have been pricing up the possibilities once again, so who is moving in the market?

Odds shortening

Unsurprisingly, interim manager Ryan Giggs has received plenty of backing since he led the Red Devils to that win over Norwich. Goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard has even moved to compare Giggs to former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola, and with the backing of the fans also behind him, Giggs has seen his odds slashed to as short as 7/2.

Carlo Ancelotti saw a lot of movement last week as speculation suggested that the Real Madrid boss was a primary target for United. The ex-Chelsea manager is now as short as 16/1, making him the third favourite to take the reins at Old Trafford despite only taking the job at the Santiago Bernabeu last summer.

Odds lengthening

Antonio Conte was another manager who was backed towards the end of last week, but the Juventus boss has now drifted back out to around 40/1, making him the fifth favourite for the job. Conte is set to win his third consecutive Serie A title, but having represented Juve during his playing career, it seems difficult to prise him away from Turin.

Additionally, Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc continues to drift out despite being linked with the role last week. Having played for Manchester United in the early 2000's, some had suggested that the Paris Saint-Germain boss could make a return to Old Trafford, but that looks more and more unlikely by the day.

The favourite

Having lasted almost a whole week as the firm favourite, there still doesn't appear to be anyone close to challenging Holland boss Louis van Gaal at this stage. The 62-year-old will leave his position with the Dutch national team after the World Cup this summer, and is widely expected to be the new man in charge at United.

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