Manchester United's Louis Van Gaal

Bookmaker slashes odds on Van Gaal leaving United

Bookmaker Williams Hill has cut its odds to 2/5 that Manchester United’s Louis Van Gaal will be the next Premier League manager to leave his post.

WOLFSBURG, GERMANY (REUTERS) – Bookmaker Williams Hill has cut its odds to 2/5 that Manchester United’s Louis Van Gaal will be the next Premier League manager to leave his post after Saturday’s (January 23) 1-0 home defeat by Southampton.

“I cannot change that feeling. I can only work hard with my players to improve our game and that is what I am doing. And of course I am disappointed, and I can imagine that. And I have to think and already I put the question how can I change this? Because we have to change this and that is my job,” Van Gaal said after his team’s sixth league loss of the season.

Van Gaal is also 6/1 to part company with United before their next game, an FA Cup fourth-round clash at Derby County on Friday (January 29), with former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho an even-money favourite to replace the Dutchman.