Giggs attracts support

  • Last Updated: April 28 2014, 15:26 BST

Ryan Giggs is no bigger than 6/1 second favourite to be the next Manchester United manager after a winning start.

Ryan Giggs speaks with Patrice Evra during the 4-0 win at Old Trafford
Ryan Giggs speaks with Patrice Evra during the 4-0 win at Old Trafford

The interim United boss led his side to a 4-0 victory over Norwich in the Saturday Night Football clash, which led to a run of bets on him to get the position on a permanent basis and caused his odds to tumble.

Louis van Gaal remains clear favourite for the post at no bigger than 3/10 in what is increasingly looking like a two-horse race, with the likes of Carlo Ancelotti, Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho all drifting out to 33/1 or more.

Paul Wiggins, Head of Football at Sky Bet, who make Giggs 4/1 for the permanent job, said: "It's hardly surprising to see a run of money on Giggs after a convincing victory live on Sky Sports, prompting us to significantly cut his odds.

"However, the visit of struggling Norwich was arguably the ideal first game in charge and we still favour the vastly more experienced Van Gaal to get the post given the enormity of the task ahead in transforming United's fortunes."

  • Posted at 1005 BST on 27/04/2014.