Manchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Favored to Be Next EPL Manager Sacked
Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images. Pictured: Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of Manchester United.
Oddsmakers believe Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on very thin ice at the helm of Manchester United despite the club’s 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Atalanta on Wednesday in Champions League action.
Odds for Solskjaer’s potential sacking at European book Ladbrokes moved throughout the match at Old Trafford, starting at +150 prior to kickoff before dipping as low as +100 when the Red Devils trailed 2-0 late in the opening half.
However, Manchester United rallied for three unanswered goals in the second half — including Cristiano Ronaldo’s winner in the 81st minute — to secure the 3-2 victory and move atop the Group F table.
Solskjaer’s odds to be fired settled at +200 following the victory.
Odds for Next Permanent Man United Manager
|Erik ten Hag||+2000|
* Odds courtesy of Ladbrokes
The former Man United star’s troubles have been on both the domestic and European fronts. The Red Devils currently sit at sixth in the Premier League table after an embarrassing 4-2 loss to Leicester City this past weekend.
Current Leicester City and former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is favored to replace Solskjaer, with Antonio Conte, Mauricio Pochettino, Zinedine Zidane and Julen Lopetegui rounding out the top five on the board.
Following the departure of Steve Bruce at Newcastle United by “mutual consent,” Solskjaer’s is also favored to be the next manager to leave his Premier League post at +200 odds via European shop SkyBet.
Norwich City’s Daniel Farke (+600), new Watford manager Claudio Ranieri (+600) and Tottenham Hotspur’s Nuno Espirito Santo (+1100) are the other likely candidates to exit their respective clubs.