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Next Man Utd Manager Odds: Mauricio Pochettino installed as favourite

Mauricio Pochettino is favourite to be the next Manchester United manager following the confirmation that Kieran McKenna will extend his stay with Ipswich.

The Ipswich manager and former United coach was backed for a return to Old Trafford, but confirmation of McKenna's new deal at Portman Road will likely mean someone else is next in the United hotseat.

Of course, Erik ten Hag currently remains in post, with the FA Cup final win unlikely to have hurt his chances of staying in Manchester for another year. It is expected, however, that the Dutchman will leave after a dismal season that saw his side limp to eighth in the Premier League.

Thomas Tuchel remains prominent in the betting at 4/1 after re-confirming his exit from Bayern Munich, while former Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi is slight second favourite ahead of the German at 7/2.

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Dan Ashworth, who looks set to be part of the new Old Trafford setup, worked with Gareth Southgate during his time at the FA, but with his only managerial job at club level being an underwhelming three-year spell at Middlesbrough, the jury's out on whether Southgate's time with England has sufficiently prepared him for Manchester United.

Pochettino is a name on everybody's lips following his shock exit at Chelsea, with the Argentine reaching a mutual agreement to end his contract prematurely at Stamford Bridge.

Following a difficult start to the campaign, the 52-year-old appeared to be making headway with a youthful, inexperienced squad, with a strong end to the season culminating in a sixth-placed finish.

The impressive finish will have done no harm to his stock and Pochettino will feel he has showcased his aptitude for the Old Trafford gig.

Tuchel is set to leave his role as Bayern Munich manager at the end of this season with the Bavarians having relinquished their Bundesliga title for the first time in 11 years to Xabi Alonso's Bayer Leverkusen, and Manchester United's new ownership group INEOS may be set to act quickly to bring the German to Old Trafford.

First making his name in management at Mainz, before following the same path as Jurgen Klopp from the provincial German club to Borussia Dortmund, Tuchel developed a reputation as one of the shrewdest tactical minds in his homeland and was eventually picked up by the ultra-ambitious Paris Saint-Germain in 2018.

Winning two Ligue 1 titles with PSG and reaching the 2020 Champions League final, in which the Parisians lost to Bayern Munich, Tuchel's next move was to England with Chelsea in January 2021.

Tuchel would lead Chelsea to their second Champions League title in June 2021, overcoming Pep Guardiola's Manchester City in the final in Porto.

De Zerbi is also in the running following his departure from Brighton & Hove Albion. The Italian was one of Europe's highly-sought coaches after guiding the Seagulls into the Europa League in his first full season, but an underwhelming second campaign led to a fractured relationship between manager and board.

Brentford boss Thomas Frank is another in contention, having spent nearly six years in West London. The Dane inspired the Bees to the English top flight for the first time since 1935 and has established the club as Premier League mainstays, with finishes of 13th, 9th, and 16th this season.

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