The odds on Eric Cantona becoming Manchester United‘s director of football have been cut following a cryptic Instagram post from the club legend. Cantona posted a picture of himself on stage turned away from the camera, with the accompanying caption: ‘I can’t tell you anything but you will love it!’.And a number of punters have put money on what would be an incredibly left-field appointment. The chances of the ‘King’ being made DoF went from 5/1 to evens with Paddy Power. In fact, the Instagram post led to so many bets on the legendary former striker taking the role that he is now favourite. United are planning a restructure following the sacking of Jose Mourinho and could create a director of football position. Established names such as Monchi (11/2) at Roma and Andrea Berta (11/1) of Atletico Madrid are also in the running along with Paul Mitchell (3/1), Edwin van der Sar (4/1) and Fabio Paratici (11/2).
Cantona’s mystery news remains to be seen but the maverick Frenchman’s personality seems at odds with what would be an important authoritarian position. Time will tell whether the ‘King’ makes a shock return to his throne at Old Trafford. Photo Credit: GETTY