Manchester United next manager betting update: Guardiola back in the running?

Jupp Heynckes

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

A week on from David Moyes' sacking, who do the bookmakers believe will replace the Scot at Old Trafford? Here's the daily look at the odds...

Odds shortening

One of the biggest movers today has been Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola. The former Barcelona boss had previously ruled himself out of contention, but the odds have been tumbling on the Spaniard arriving at Old Trafford, with a price as short as 19/2 available - a huge change from last night.

Guardiola's Bayern side are currently in Champions League action against Real Madrid, and his opponent Carlo Ancelotti has also seen his odds slashed today. Now as short as 12/1, it still feels unlikely that the Italian will be the new man at the helm but the bookmakers are seeing activity on the former Chelsea boss.

Odds lengthening

Despite seeing his odds shorten yesterday, interim boss Ryan Giggs has drifted out today. The Welshman led the Red Devils to an impressive 4-0 win over Norwich City at weekend and had received the backing of fans, pundits and players alike in his bid to take over on a permanent basis, but is now a longest price of 6/1 to win the job.

Whilst it seemed unlikely, former Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes was an early runner for the job, but that talk has died down over the past week, with the 2013 Champions League winning coach now out to as high as 280/1, making it almost inconceivable that the German will take over.

The favourite

Despite talk suggesting that the deal had hit a snag over the last 24 hours, Holland boss Louis van Gaal remains the the odds-on favourite to take over at Old Trafford. The Dutchman's best available price is currently 2/9, meaning it's not even worth betting on the former Barcelona and Ajax coach arriving in Manchester.

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