Manchester United next manager betting update: Eyes on Simeone?

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

Whilst reports over the weekend suggested that Louis van Gaal has agreed to become the new Manchester United boss, there has been no such deal announced, leaving the betting markets open - but who do the bookmakers fancy to take the role today?

Odds shortening

Just like Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola did last night, the Champions League managers have seen their odds tumble tonight. The winner of tonight's game, Diego Simeone of Atletico Madrid, has once again shown his credentials as a top manager in Europe, which has led to the Argentine now being backed in to 12/1.

The loser, Jose Mourinho, had long been linked with the role whilst with Porto, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, but it seemed that the door had closed once he returned to Chelsea last summer. But oddly, Mourinho's odds keep shortening, with the Blues boss now back down to 25/1 to be the new United manager.

Odds lengthening

Last night's odds - as well as tonight's - seemed to be a reaction to the Champions League games, as we saw Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti move in the market, but today they've drifted back out. Ancelotti, who saw his Real Madrid side see off Bayern Munich last night, can now be had for as long as 77/1.

Meanwhile, Guardiola, whose Bayern side were thoroughly dismantled by the athleticism and pace of Real, is back out to as large as 25/1. With such a fluctuating market on both of these managers, it doesn't seem that they are real shots to take over the Red Devils.

The favourite

No movement once again as Louis van Gaal remains the odds-on favourite. The deal taking the Dutchman to Old Trafford reportedly hit a snag this week, but that hasn't deterred the bookmakers, who still make the 62-year-old the clear choice to take the job.

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