Odds slashed on Brendan Rodgers replacing Solskjaer at Manchester United

Leicester City boss into Evens for United job as Ole lurches from one crisis to another at Old Trafford.

Manchester United show faith in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer screamed the headlines following yet another defeat for the Red Devils and another day in which the Norwegian desperately hung on to his role at Old Trafford.

Watford away is now another D-Day for the former United striker. Win that and it will be Villarreal. Win that and it will be Arsenal...repeat ad infinitum.

But is not sacking a manager because you haven't got anyone better lined up really showing faith? Or is it just bad planning?

Well, according to some reports, United have now earmarked a successor to the Norwegian and that man is Brendan Rodgers.

It has seen the odds on the former Liverpool boss taking over at United slashed to Evens with Planet Sport Bet.

Previously linked with the managerial role at Tottenham, it's a sign of just how far Manchester United have fallen that they would turn to a manager who was deemed surplus to requirements at Liverpool when Jurgen Klopp became available.

Is 'not quite as good as the Liverpool manager' really the requirement for a club with the aspirations of Manchester United?

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Well, when you look at the other frontrunners in the market it may have to be.

Zinedine Zidane is 5/1 yet he appears reluctant to leave his Spanish base. The France role appears to have a built-in work-from-home clause and it is apparently that that appeals to the former Real Madrid manager.

Mauricio Pochettino is next best at 7s, but is struggling to get the best out of his star-studded Paris Saint-Germain side.

At Tottenham he flattered to deceive, leading them to 5th, 3rd 2nd and 4th before being dismissed with the side in 14th. United's finishes under Ole? Sixth, third and second. Like for like, really then.

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Ralf Rangnick is 9/1. However, Rangnick, currently head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow, is 63 now and would seem a better fit for a sporting director role. Indeed the German has already been touted for that role at Old Trafford.

Then you get into the outsiders with Erik ten Hag 12/1, Julian Nagelsmann 20/1 and Massimiliano Allegri 22/1 - the same odds they've been for every other vacant role since the summer.

And, should they decide to go in-house - no not, Ronaldo - Michael Carrick, the current first-team coach, is 33/1.

Maybe Ole is safer than we thought.

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