Graham Potter emerges as betting favorite to take Manchester United helm amid links of Erik ten Hag axing

Former Brighton & Hove Albion and Chelsea head coach, Graham Potter has yet to return to management since his dismissal from the Stamford Bridge dugout back in April, however, the Solihull coach has been tipped as the betting favorite to replace Erik ten Hag at Manchester United, should the axe swing for the Dutchman in the new year. 

Potter, who spent a significant period of his coaching career in Sweden with Ostersund, made his move back to the UK following a seven year stay in Scandenavia, taking charge at Welsh side and former Premier League outfit, Swansea City. 

Doing wonders for seaside side, Brighton & Hove Albion from 2019 onwards, following the dismissal of German head coach, Thomas Tuchel from Chelsea, the 48-year-old would take charge under Clearlake Capital and Todd Boehly in London.

Handed his walking papers as Chelsea replaced him with interim coach, Frank Lampard and now permanent appointment, Mauricio Pochettino, Potter has been out of the dugout since April of this year.

And amid a worrying campaign from the above-mentioned, ten Hag in United’s dressing room – which was briefly turned positive with a Boxing Day win over Aston Villa, speculation is rife that an INEOS-backed stake in the club could bring with it a significant shuffle in upstairs and staff changes.

If that proves to be case, Potter has emerged as a 5/2 betting favorite to replace former Ajax man, ten Hag if the Sir Jim Ratcliffe-backed INEOS team elect with replacing the head coach.

Furtheremore, a host of names are available over at ggbet login for fans and punters to place bets on United’s future – particularly with whom sits in the dugout by the end of this season in May. 

In terms of other potential candidates to take the reigns at United, Spanish head coach, Julen Lopetegui – who was significantly linked with the job prior to ten Hag’s arrival, is the current second betting favorite to land the job.

Without a position since departing a struggling Wolves side back in August of this year, Lopetegui briefly held charge at Spanish joints, Real Madrid, but most notably coached La Liga side, Sevilla, as well as the Spanish national team from 2016 to 2018 – enjoying an unbeaten term with the latter. 

Below Lopetegui on the list comes serial UEFA Champions League winning head coach, former Real Madrid and Juventus midfield maestro, Zinedine Zidane – who was also heavily linked with the Manchester United job prior to ten Hag’s arrival at the beginning of last season’s campaign. 

The French World Cup winner has been out of a job since departing Real Madrid back in 2021 – having led the side to multiple UEFA Champions League wins back-to-back. 

Winning the European Cup as a player and coach with the Spanish side, Zidane led Real Madrid to three consecutive UEFA Champions League wins as a coach between 2016 and 2018, as well as a pair of La Liga victories – in sides containing the trio of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, and Gareth Bale.