A former Chelsea manager and a La Liga veteran are strong contenders to succeed under-fire Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag.
Manchester City, United’s local rivals, easily defeated United on Sunday despite a miserable performance from United.
Erling Haaland’s brace and Phil Foden’s goal completed a convincing 3-0 victory for Pep Guardiola’s team.
Ten Hag is now under pressure to perform better at Old Trafford in light of the outcome.
Zinedine Zidane, a former Real Madrid manager, is the 4/1 favorite to succeed Ten Hag, according to Odds Checker (odds are accurate as of writing).
Graham Potter, the former manager of Brighton and Chelsea, is the third favorite to succeed Ten Hag and is available at 10/1.
In addition to the aforementioned three, the following players are also on the list: Mauricio Pochettino (20/1); Diego Simeone (20/1); Antonio Conte (16/1) and Gareth Southgate (16/1).
Following their humiliation at the hands of City, United are now eight points behind fourth-place Liverpool and eleven points behind leaders Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League standings.
After the game, Ten Hag insisted that his players are improving despite the rumors around his future.
During his managerial tenure, Zidane guided Madrid to three consecutive Champions League titles.
Julian Nagelsmann, the current manager of Germany and a former Bayern Munich player, is the second favorite at 5/1.
He said: “The three games before we won, and the spirit is very good, so I think we are on the way up.
“The start was difficult but we are on the way up. I am sure when we have some injured players coming back then our side will be stronger. We have to be patient.”
Ten Hag added: “When you see the first half it is toe-to-toe and just the penalty changes the game, but even then we could have returned in the game with the shot of Scott McTominay just before half-time.