Jose Mourinho moves to favourite to go first in Premier League sack race

Manchester United have also slipped down the betting for the Premier League stakes as the pressure comes on manager Jose Mourinho…

Pressure is mounting on Jose Mourinho already, following a 3-2 defeat to Brighton yesterday, and we have made him the favourite to be the first Premier League manager to go.

Our number crunchers make Jose the 9/2 fav in the sack race – in from 7/1 before the weekend – followed by Mark Hughes (6/1), and Rafa Benitez (13/2).

And, with Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham all starting the season well, they’re now the fifth most-likely team to finish in the top four, at 11/10.

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Currently behind Bournemouth and Crystal Palace in the Premier League table, the Reds are now three times less likely to win the league this season – slipping from 15/2 to 25/1 in the last 24 hours.

They’ve also received the least amounts of bets to win the title since David Moyes took from Alex Ferguson.

Asked about Mourinho’s future spokesman Paddy Power said: “Spare a thought for Jose Mourinho this morning, who had to see his team get smashed by Shane Duffy.

“He’s now the top-rated Premier League manager to leave first, leapfrogging the likes of Claude Puel for the top spot, with United now a far less popular selection win the league than Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea and even Arsenal. Bleak.”


9/2      Jose Mourinho
6/1      Mark Hughes
13/2    Rafa Benitez
15/2    Claude Puel
9/1      Neil Warnock
10/1    Javi Gracia
16/1    Manuel Pellegrini


8/15    Manchester City
10/3    Liverpool
12/1    Chelsea
16/1    Tottenham
25/1    Manchester United
50/1    Arsenal


1/100  Manchester City
1/7      Liverpool
4/11    Chelsea
8/15    Tottenham
11/10  Man United
9/4      Arsenal

* See a full list of Premier League outrights here. has the latest Premier League odds

* All odds correct at time of posting.