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Coral’s boss watch: Could Van Gaal go before next Man Utd Premier League game?

| 15.02.2016

Jamie Clark, Sports Editor | February 15, 2016

LVG in last chance saloon?

Reports in the tabloid press claim under-fire Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal could lose his job before the Red Devils’ next Premier League game at the end of the month.

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Coral have thus kept Van Gaal as their 2/1 favourite in the sack race betting, with a potentially fatal banana skin coming up before the home game with Arsenal on February 28th in the form of an FA Cup fifth round tie at Shrewsbury Town.

Jose Mourinho remains firmly fancied and odds-on at 1/4 to be next Man Utd manager – ahead of Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino and Old Trafford assistant Ryan Giggs, who are both 5/1 chances.

Garde odds tumble as Villa hit for six

A dismal 6-0 home defeat by Liverpool has left Aston Villa boss Remi Garde thus: “I feel humiliated.

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“I am sorry for the fans who came to Villa Park,” he continued. “This is a bad feeling that we did not fight enough.”

“I was expecting fighting spirit, especially in the position we are in, but we were not able to deliver it.”

Now 7/2 second-favourite in the next Premier League manager to go market, Garde wasn’t backed by Villans owner Randy Lerner at all in the winter window. Three wins from 18 games doesn’t make good reading.

Is Neil next after Canaries capitulate?

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Norwich City’s winless run stretched to seven matches across all competitions, as West Ham United came from 2-0 down to snatch a draw at Carrow Road.

Canaries manager Alex Neil is supposed to have addressed defensive issues with considerable investment made in this this area during January.

Neil may have taken Norwich up via the Championship play-offs, but is a 6/1 shot to vacate his post next, though it should also be noted the odds for no manager to leave are shorter at 5/1.


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Jamie Clark

Athletics aficionado, die-hard snooker fan and Crystal Palace supporter Jamie has written for Coral since February 2014 after spells with Soccerlens and the Press Association as a digital journalist and copywriter. A former East Midlands sports correspondent and Bwin tipster, he is a graduate of both the University of York and University of Sheffield, with a Masters in web journalism from the latter.