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Next Manchester United manager: Who will ‘take over from Solskjaer’ at Old Trafford?

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It’s already been a rollercoaster season for Manchester United, and it’s only just over the halfway mark.

The club endured a difficult start to the campaign under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who feared his job may be lost after a string of poor results.

But the former striker has seemingly turned things around. The club now sit fifth in the table after 20 games played.

United have also progressed to the knockout stages of the Europa League after topping their group. But many fans are still displeased with the way the club is being run, with Solskjaer receiving much of their criticism.

Despite the upturn in form, several supporters have called for a change of management, with numerous high-profile names linked with the job.

And one of those names is former Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentinian has been without a club since being removed from his post in north London in November. He’s currently favourite at 11/10 to be the next manager at Old Trafford.

Also in contention will be former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri. The Italian left the club at the end of the 2019 season, having clinched his fifth straight Serie A title. He’s been without a club ever since, but has been tipped with a return to the game at United. He’s available at 10/1 to do just that.

Former RB Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick is currently 14/1, with Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers available at 16/1.

Other names linked with one of the biggest jobs in world football include Laurent Blanc and Erik ten Hag. They are both currently 20/1 to take over from Solskjaer, while former midfielder and current coach Michael Carrick is also available at 20/1.

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder and England boss Gareth Southgate are 25/1. And current RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann is also available at 25/1.

Several of the club’s old rivals have also been linked with the hot-seat should it ever arise. Both Rafael Benitez and Arsene Wenger are available at 33/1.

Solskjaer may well be entrusted with the position for quite some time should be continue the revival of the club. A successful January transfer window will stand him in good stead, while dealing with the future of Paul Pogba may also be a deciding feature. A Europa League title will more than likely be more than enough to keep the former player charge for the near future.

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