SAINTS boss Mauricio Pochettino remains very much in the bookies’ minds to make a switch to North London.

Yesterday’s decision by Manchester United to sack David Moyes will ensure the rumour mill goes into overdrive in the next few weeks.

Dutchman Louis Van Gaal is the early favourite with the bookmakers to replace Moyes at Old Trafford.

Van Gaal had previously been favourite to replace Tim Sherwood at White Hart Lane.

He remains 4/1 with SkyBet, but is now second favourite behind Massimiliano Allegri at 7/2.

Allegri left his previous job in Serie A, with Milan, in January of this year.

Pochettino, who has repeatedly said he will talk to his employers about his future after the current season has ended, is 5/1 third favourite to replace Sherwood.

The Saints manager is actually second favourite with SkyBet to become Arsene Wenger’s successor at Arsenal.

Pochettino is 16/1, the same odds as Steve Bould, with Dortmund’s Jurgen Klopp the favourite at 10/1.

Pochettino is rated 40/1 to replace Moyes at Manchester United, the same odds as Gary Neville.

Moyes is 22/1 to become the next Saints boss if Pochettino is enticed away, but the favourite at 5/2 to be named the next Newcastle manager.

Ex-Saint Alan Pardew is coming under increasing pressure in the north east after losing his last five Premier League games, scoring just one goal and conceding 14.