Premier League Betting: Zidane favourite to take over at Manchester United should Mourinho depart

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The Frenchman left his post at Real Madrid after winning a third successive Champions League title and is now being linked with a move to Old Trafford

Zinedine Zidane has emerged as the new favourite to take over from Jose Mourinho as manager of Manchester United.

The former Real Madrid boss, who surprisingly left his post in Spain just days after winning a third consecutive Champions League, is 7/4 (2.75) with William Hill to be the next man in charge at Old Trafford.

United triumphed 2-1 over Leicester in their first game of the season but that has done little to relieve the pressure on Mourinho, with Paul Pogba amongst those seemingly unhappy.

Jose Mourinho

According to French newspaper L’Equipe, Zidane has eyes on taking a managerial job in England and it seems that Manchester may become the most high-profile vacant job in the Premier League in the next 12 months.

In just two-and-a-half-years, the Frenchman guided Real to a hat-trick of Champions League crowns and a La Liga title before leaving for pastures new.

It was initially rumoured that Zidane would follow Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus and join the club in an advisory role, although those reports now appear to be false as the 1998 World Cup winner seeks out his next employment.

Next permanent Manchester United manager Price
Zinedine Zidane 7/4 (2.75)
Mauricio Pochettino 13/2 (7.50)
Ryan Giggs 12/1 (13.0)
Laurent Blanc 14/1 (15.0)
Didier Deschamps 16/1 (17.0)

Now with Mourinho’s job possibly under threat following a chaotic pre-season that saw the ex-Chelsea manager in verbal conflict with United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward over transfer policy, Zidane could be the man to step in.

Aside from the 7/4 (2.75) price available on Zidane, William Hill also offer 13/2 (7.50) on Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino to take the reins at Old Trafford.

Pochettino has long been touted as a potential United manager, and with Spurs failing to sign a single player in the summer transfer window, the lure of England’s most famous team may prove too much for the Argentine.

However, the 46-year-old recently signed a new contract with the London club which will keep him at the club until 2023.

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