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Van Gaal into 5/1 to be Next Manchester United manager

22nd April 2014 / lee
Paddy Power

Louis van Gaal has been installed a 5/1 favourite now to replace Manchester United boss David Moyes, with it looking likely, according to rumours, that the Old Trafford board have lost faith in the Scotsman. Another poor performance on Sunday saw the Red Devils lose 2-0 at Everton, without really ever getting into the match, and former Everton manager Moyes, was hounded throughout by the Toffees fans.

There has been no official word about Moyes being on the verge of leaving the club, but the defeat was another bitter pill to swallow for their season, which will see the Red Devils finish empty handed. Bookmakers were quick to put two and two together on Monday and even though Van Gaal has been heavily linked with Tottenham, was trimmed to 5/1 to be the next Manchester United boss.

He would be an easy capture, because the current Holland boss will be stepping down from his international post after the World Cup and has reportedly been keen on a move to England. So with a penchant for a move to the Premier League, and having been linked with Spurs, Arsenal and even Liverpool, the Dutchman has been running at odds on favourite to move into White Hart Lane and replace Tim Sherwood.

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp had been the frontrunner in the Next Manchester United manager market, with rumours that he has about ran his course with the Bundesliga club, amid sales of players against his wishes. This includes Robert Lewandowski who is heading to Bayern Munich in the summer. In a poll ran by the Manchester Evening News website, Klopp was the overwhelming fan favourite to replace Moyes.

With no official word that Moyes will be out before the end of the season, if it does happen, then Ryan Giggs would be the one likely to step into the void, and the veteran is running at 6/1 to take over permanently at Old Trafford, while punters can take a shot at Alex Ferguson to come out of retirement and take up the reins again for 16/1.

Online betting site Paddy Power are already offering odds of 3/1 (slashed from 25/1) that Moyes’s next club will be Newcastle, followed by Celtic at a 6/1 shot.

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