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Holland Boss Favourite To Fill United Hot Seat
Holland boss Louis van Gaal is runaway favourite to replace David Moyes as Manchester United manager.
Sky Bet ranks the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager as 5/4 to become the next permanent manager of the troubled champions.
He is followed by Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp at 9/1, Old Trafford legend Ryan Giggs at 10/1, and Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone 16/1.
Sir Alex Ferguson, who retired at the end of last season, is joint fifth-favourite at 22/1.
Any move for Van Gaal would be complicated by his commitment to the Netherlands for the World Cup in Brazil - which could keep him tied up until after July 13 if they make it to the final.
Meanwhile Klopp, 46, has repeatedly reiterated his commitment to Dortmund and recently signed a contract extension - but he has had to deal with the frustration of seeing his best talent poached by rivals Bayern Munich.
Giggs has taken over until the end of the season, but it would be a gamble to give such a high profile job to a player with no managerial experience.
Carlos Quieroz, Sir Alex's former assistant at Old Trafford, was once seen as a possible heir to the United hot seat.
He is currently in charge of the Iranian national side, and is also 22/1 to replace Moyes.
Pep Guardiola is currently at fairly long odds of 25/1 - partly due to a successful first season at Bayern Munich's helm.
Speculation in Italy suggests United have already made initial contact with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, through his agent, Jorge Mendes.
He was widely thought to have been keen to take over from Sir Alex last summer, but returned to Chelsea after Moyes was appointed.