Brendan Rodgers listed among favourites for Manchester United job by bookies

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Brendan Rodgers has more chance to become the new Manchester United boss than the likes of Mauricio Pochettino, Joachim Low and Diego Simeone, according to SkyBet.

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is among favourites to become the next Manchester United manager. Picture: SNS/Bill Murray

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is among favourites to become the next Manchester United manager. Picture: SNS/Bill Murray

The Old Trafford side announced the sacking of Jose Mourinho on Tuesday morning following Sunday’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool.

The defeat left United trailing their rivals by 19 points, as they sit sixth in the Premier League, 11 points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

Appointed in 2016 on a three-year deal, Mourinho led the club to second place last season, while winning the EFL Cup and Europa League in 2016-2017 however his time at the club has been overshadowed by clashes with his own players.

A caretaker will take charge of the club until the end of the season, yet SkyBet have priced Rodgers as 16/1 to become the next Manchester United manager.

Former player Michael Carrick and Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane are joint-favourites but the Celtic manager is among the next tier of candidates, despite having previously managed Liverpool.

The Northern Irishman has been linked with a raft of jobs down south since arriving at Celtic.