MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Things are not going according to plan at Manchester United and manager David Moyes has now gone odds-on with Sky Bet to be sacked before the end of the season.
Moyes, who took over from the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson at the end of last season, has failed thus far to rally the troops at Old Trafford since the start of the season and he has now become a candidate to be the next Premier League manager to leave his job.
Rumours continue to circulate about the future of Moyes, with his odds to be the next top-flight manager to be sacked slashed from 11/1 to 5/6 on Wednesday. Starting at 25/1, Moyes’ sacked odds moved from 11/1 to 5/6 in just over an hour today.
“The money on Moyes took us by surprise this morning as the focus was largely on Pepe Mel up until about 10.30am,” Sky Bet’s head of football trading Paul Wiggins said.
“But no sooner had the West Brom boss (Pepe Mel) been made odds-on, the money on Moyes became relentless, and he went in from 11/1 to 5/6 in just over an hour.”
Manchester United were very disappointed in their 2-0 defeat Tuesday night in the Champions League at Olympiacos and several pundits believes the English Premier League champions have just not been good enough under Moyes and face a difficult task of qualifying from the last 16.
While many admits that the quality of the current Manchester United squad is not good enough and must take most of the blame for the poor season, many fans and pundits believes Moyes’ tactics have just not been good enough.
The choice to keep playing Tom Cleverley and Ashley Young in big games has certainly not gone too well with the fans, who believes both players are simply just not good enough.
It is also understood that sone key members at the club believes the level of coaches at the club is simply not good enough to be a Manchester United coach.