Arsene Wenger has told reporters that he expects to start a new job on January 1st, but the ex-Arsenal boss is unlikely to be taking the place of Jose Mourinho, who has been sacked by Man United after the defeat to their biggest rivals Liverpool.
According to the bookies, Laurent Blanc, the old PSG coach, who won 8 out of the 9 domestic trophies on offer in his three years in Paris but has not worked since, is the hot favourite. He is priced between Even money and 6/4 by most bookmakers.
Close behind is the surprise candidate Ole Gunnar Solksjaer who is currently at lowly Molde in Norway, but has taken them up to second place behind Rosenborg. He is as low as 2/1 in many lists.
Many pundits are tipping the ex-Real Madrid superstar and even better coach, Zinedine Zidane to take over, but he is priced variously between 3/1 and 8/1 depending on the bookie.
Next on the list is the Spurs boss, Mauricio Pochettino, and I don’t think many Arsenal fans would complain about that, and the outsiders consist of Arsene Wenger at 25/1. Carlos Quieroz, Michael Carrick, Nicky Butt and Ryan Giigs are all other ex-United men in the frame, and I think I would go for Giggs myself. Or what about Antonio Conte, the ex-Chelsea boss?
Who would you want to take over?