Pep Guardiola's Next Man Utd Manager Odds shorten after European exitby Jack Kitson / 30 April 2014, 11:04Tweet
The riveting race to become the Next Manchester United Manager could be set to take a dramatic twist, with Pep Guardiola’s odds sliced down to 10/1 (Bet Victor) following Bayern Munich’s Champions League thrashing at the hands of Real Madrid. The Spaniard, who recently distanced himself with the Old Trafford hot seat, was previously as long as 50/1 in the betting, however his side’s humiliating European exit will give United a glimmer of hope of tempting him over to the Premier League.
Louis Van Gaal remains the red hot favourite to take charge of the Red Devils - with the Dutchman available at just 2/9 with Bet365 - whereas interim boss Ryan Giggs is a best-priced 13/2 to step up to the plate and grab the job on a permanent basis. Meanwhile, Real Madrid’s Carlo Ancelotti, who is attempting to win a stunning treble with the Spanish giants, has drifted to 25/1 with Sky Bet after emphatically leading Los Blancos through to the European Final.
Giggs enjoyed a cracking start to life in the dugout by inspiring a 4-0 victory over Norwich last weekend. United are next in action on at home to relegation-threatened Sunderland on Saturday, which is followed by Hull at Old Trafford, and then a final day trip to Southampton. The Red Devils can mathematically still finish 5th, although for that to materialise they would not only have to win all their games, but hope Everton lose both of their remaining matches, while Spurs would also need to drop points too.