David Moyes set for Manchester United sack?
Speculation is rife that Manchester United manager David Moyes will be sacked in the wake of the abject defeat to his former club Everton.
Various tabloid reports claim the Red Devils hierarchy will axe Scotsman Moyes, 50, after losing both the support of the club’s owners, the Glazers, and key players.
Defeat to the Toffees at Goodison Park meant 2012/13 Premier League champions United can no longer finish in the top four.
Moyes has won over 50 per cent (27) of his 51 games in charge of United, but a trophy-less season and the prospect of finishing outside the European places altogether appears to have done for him.
Coral have updated their odds on the next Red Devils manager market, and now make Netherlands national boss Louis van Gaal and Borussia Dortmund counterpart Jurgen Klopp joint-favourites at 5/1.
Sir Alex Ferguson, the iconic man Moyes was hand-picked to succeed following his retirement last summer, is behind them along with current player-coach Ryan Giggs at 6/1.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone, who has steered the Spanish capital club to within touching distance of the La Liga title, is a 9/1 shot. He is likely to have many suitors, and so will key members of the squad at the Vicente Calderon.
Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola, who could yet equal the historic treble won by predecessor Jupp Heynckes at the Allianz, is a 10/1 shot to quit Bavaria for Manchester.
PSG coach Laurent Blanc – a former United player – comes next at 16/1. Those names apart odds of 20/1 and longer are available on other candidates, including Italian trio Carlo Ancleotti (Real Madrid), Fabio Capello (Russia) and Antonio Conte (Juventus).
It is hard to look past Van Gaal and Klopp at this stage, however. The Netherlands have already secured a managerial team comprising of Guus Hiddink, Danny Blind and ex-Red Devils striker Ruud van Nistelrooy to take over after the World Cup.
Klopp, meanwhile, is understood to be open to offers as he is losing another of his star players at Dortmund, in Robert Lewandowski, to Bundesliga title rivals Munich this summer.
United are an 8/1 chance with Coral to win the 2014/15 Premier League title.