Odds slashed on Mourinho being next permanent Celtic boss

No, seriously


We’ve been forced to slash the odds on Jose Mourinho being the next permanent Celtic manager, from 66/1 to 20/1.

It comes after a series of bets on Sunday afternoon were enough to cause our traders to take it seriously. Although, even then…

Perhaps slightly more credibly, Martin O’Neill has also been popular this weekend – backed in from 80/1 to 8/1 to return to Paradise.

Neil Lennon, in charge till the end of the season, remains favourite for the permanent gig, but is now EVENS, after an uninspiring few weeks.

Spokesman Paddy Power said: “Jose Mourinho and Celtic may not seem like a natural partnership, but the Bhoys do have recent experience in coaches with humongous egos.

“And, actually, both parties have pretty strong links with Champions League success in Portugal.

“It could be viewed as an odd move for Mouinho but, having linked himself with the jobs at PSG and Bayern, Celtic would fit with apparent approach of targeting one-club leagues.”

Celtic manager for the first game of the 2019/20 season

EVS – Neil Lennon

4/1 – Roberto Martinez

4/1 – David Wagner

6/1 – Steve Clarke

6/1 – David Moyes

8/1 – Martin O’Neill

20/1 – Jose Mourinho

Odds correct at time of posting.

The full market is available over on paddypower.com

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