Will Moyes Get Fergie Time?
United 5/1 To Fail To Win A Trophy For Three Years.
With David Moyes all but confirmed as the new Manchester United manager, Britain's biggest bookmaker, William Hill, is offering odds on how long he lasts in the hotseat.
Famously, Sir Alex Ferguson went 3 and a half years without winning anything at Manchester United yet he remained in a job and David Moyes is 2/1 to stay at United until at least 2016. He is 8/1 to have left the club before the end of this year. United are 5/1 to fail to win a trophy for the next three seasons.
"After 24 years in the hotseat at Crewe, Dario Gradi moved upstairs although on more than one occasion he came down to lend a hand on the bench," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. "There is every possibility that Fergie may do the same."
United could be hit with a double hammer blow as it looks an increasing possibility that Wayne Rooney could also be departing the club this summer. He is, however, 11/10 to be at Manchester United on the first day of the 2013/14 season. He is 4/1 to be at PSG and 5/1 to be at Bayern while an early gamble has seen his odds cut to move to Chelsea from 7/1 to 4/1.
Roberto Martinez heads the charge to replace Moyes and is William Hill's 6/4 favourite to get the gig. Steve Clarke is the 7/1 second favourite.
William Hill Odds:
When will David Moyes leave Manchester United: 8/1 2013; 7/4 2014; 7/4 2015; 2/1 2016 or later
When will Manchester United win their next major trophy*: 5/6 2013/14; 11/4 2014/15; 11/2 2015/16; 5/1 no trophy for next three years.
* Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League, Europa League only
Sir Alex Ferguson to take charge (solely) of a competitive Manchester United fixture next season 9/1
Manchester United top 2 finish next season: 8/13 yes; 6/5 no
Manchester United top 4 finish next season: 1/25 yes; 8/1 no
Rooney club on Sept 3rd 2013: 11/10 Manchester United; 4/1 Paris St Germain; 4/1 Chelsea; 5/1 Bayern Munich; 12/1 Real Madrid; 16/1 Manchester City; 20/1 Barcelona; 25/1 AC Milan; 33/1 BAR
Next permanent Everton manager: 6/4 Roberto Martinez; 7/1 Steve Clarke; 8/1 Neil Lennon; 10/1 Michael Laudrup; 12/1 Philip Neville; 14/1 Martin O'Neill; 16/1 Rafa Benitez; 20/1 BAR
Everton to be relegated 2013/14 season: 20/1
Chelsea manager for club's first fixture of 2013/14 Premier League season: 1/10 Jose Mourinho; 12/1 Manuel Pelligrini; 25/1 Fabio Capello; 25/1 Jurgen Klopp; 25/1 Rafael Benitez; 33/1 BAR