Odds on Manchester United next manager

After winning the Carabao Cup and finishing fourth in the league, millions of Manchester United fans had much hope in Erik Ten Hag to restore the glory days. Unfortunately, the glory days are yet to come, and the team continuously struggles to find rhythm, week after week. With just three wins in their last eight games and  exit from Champions League looming, it's obvious that the head coach has lost his magic. Also, in-fightings with players like Christiano Ronaldo (ex-player), De Gea (ex-player), and Jordan Sancho suggest the manager is beginning to lose grip and might be heading for the exit door. 

This leads us to the big question: who are the favourites for Ten Hag's role? Here, we discuss next Manchester United manager odds and more!

Next Man Utd Manager Odds

After a series of defeats at the beginning of the season, many fans took to Twitter to demand Ten Hag’s replacement, but none of these seemed to affect the Dutchman. However, after the recent change in ownership, Sir Jim Ratcliffe's securing a 25% stake in the English club, it is hard to dispute that changes will come sooner than expected. Starting from the manager! With that in mind, we have carefully compiled a list of potential replacements. Heavyweights like Zinedine Zidane, Julian Nagelsmann, and Micheal Carrick are top of the list.

Man Utd next manager odds


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Darren Fletcher


Graham Potter


Michael Carrick

Zinedine Zidane


Julian Nagelsmann

Roberto de Zerbi

Antonio Conte


Julen Lopetegui


Kieran McKenna


Diego Simeone


Eddie Howe


Zinedine Zidane tops the Red's list

Age: 51

Country: France

Last Position: Real Madrid 

Career Timeline (Manager): 2014-2021

Zinedine Zidane is no.1 on the list. His managerial spell at Madrid saw him win La Liga, the Champions League, the Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup; there is no doubt that Zizou knows exactly how to win trophies, a trait many United fans are looking for. Also, he is known for managing big stars and maintaining congeniality in the dressing room, a virtue United desperately needs.

While Zinedine Zidane is currently without a job, many believe he might be holding out for a PSG or France national team role. Plus, he has been out of the managerial post for two years. It doesn't seem like he plans to rush back in.

Congenial Julian Nagelsmann for the role

Age: 36

Country: Germany

Current Position: German international team 

Career Timeline (Manager): 2011-present

Julian Nagelsmann was recently booted from his position at Bayern Munich. Despite the tragic turn, the 36-year-old coach is still considered a managerial talent. More so, a talent that might take over from Erik Ten Hag soon. While he is still the manager of Germany's international team, the contract only runs till Euro 2024. By summer next year, he will be back on the market. 

His managerial style includes game management, talent management, team unity and an attacking mentality. There is no doubt United will try to lure the German.

The rise of a new star: How close is Roberto De Zerbi? 

Age: 44

Country: Italy 

Current Position: Brighton & Hove Albion FC. 

Career Timeline (Manager): 2013-present

Although Brighton has had a slow start to the season (losing four games already), Roberto De Zerbi is a major favourite for this role. His performance last season was outstanding, securing a 49.7% win rate and a Europa spot for the club, the highest they've achieved in over 50 years. The statistics look good for the Italian and thousands of Manchester United fans would love to see this move. However, this might not be easy, as Brighton would try to hold onto their star. Will the Italian stick with his current club or take a similar route to his predecessor, Graham Potter?

Can Graham Potter join the team?


Country: England 

Last Position: Chelsea 

Career Timeline (Manager): 2008-2023

His first serious managerial experience was in Sweden with Östersund. He manged to reach the second place in the Second division to gain promotion to the top flight for the first time in the history of the side. Later they won the Swedish cup, secured a place in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League and even advance to the play-offs. His first managerial position in the English football league system was Swansea City. He moved to Brighton after that to ahieve the highest position at the moment, ninth place in the Premier League. He joined Chelsea after that, but these were not the best times for te club and he left in 2023. Can he prove that he can work with teams in crisis?

Could Micheal Carrick Return to Old Trafford?

Age: 42

Country: England

Current Position: Middlesbrough FC 

Career Timeline (Manager): 2022-present

Micheal Carrick has a rich history with Old Trafford. From being a midfielder to a caretaker boss, it is obvious Carrick will always be a part of United.

The young British star is the head coach of the Championship side, Middlesbrough. Although he has little managerial experience, he understands the club's heritage and what it means to lift trophies. Sure, many home-based Man Utd fans would love to see the legend return. However, Carrick is having fun at Middlesbrough. Would he love to return? Let's wait and see.

Man Utd Manager History

Man Utd has seen a lot of managers in history, about twenty three full-time managers have led the club since inception. Some Big Names like Sir Alex Ferguson, Ron Atkinson, Louis Van Gaal, Jose Mourinho have led the club.

Man Utd managers since 1981 


Dates in Charge 

Number of Games


Erik Ten Hag 

May 23, 2022 - Present



Ralf Rangnick  

December 3, 2021 - May 22, 2022



Micheal Carrick 

November 21, 2021 - December 2, 2021 



Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

December 19, 2018 - November 21, 2021



José Mourinho 

May 27, 2016 - December 18, 2018



Louis Van Gaal 

July 17,  2014 - May 23, 2016



Ryan Giggs

April 17, 2014 - May 11, 2014



David Moyes

July 1,  2013 - April 22 2014



Sir Alex Ferguson 

November 6, 1986 - May 19, 2013 



Ron Atkinson 

June 9, 1981- November 2, 1986