Jose Mourinho now LEADS the Premier League pocket race as the chances of Tottenham boss coming next after five out of six losses fall … while leading Steve Bruce and Roy Hodgson
Jose Mourinho is now leading the Premier League pocket race following Tottenham’s dramatic slump in form.
Spurs have lost five of their last six league games – as well as their FA Cup game at Everton – as the pressure on Mourinho has increased.
They lost 2-1 to London rival West Ham on Sunday and that defeat reduced Mourinho’s odds from 7/2 to 23/10, with both Betfair and Paddy Power becoming the next top manager.
Jose Mourinho looks frustrated when his Tottenham side lost to West Ham on Sunday afternoon – he is now the bookies’ favorites to become the next Premier League manager to be fired.
Harry Kane ruined a missed opportunity as Spurs lost a fifth Premier League game of six
A title challenge seemed a possibility for Christmas, but Spurs’s scorching run has seen them drop to ninth place – with even European qualifying far from guaranteed.
THE POCKET RACE
Next Premier League boss to leave his job
Jose Mourinho – 10/23
Steve Bruce – 7/2
Roy Hodgson – 7/2
No manager to leave – 5/1
Jurgen Klopp – 11/2
They have the Carabao Cup final to look forward to against Manchester City on April 25 and will take an impressive 4-1 lead next Wednesday in the second leg of their Europa League last-32 game with Austrian club Wolfsberger.
Sportsmail revealed last week that Mourinho’s future is increasingly under scrutiny as Tottenham’s season gradually implodes.
But Mourinho defiantly claimed that after Sunday’s loss at London Stadium, he remains one of the best managers in world football.
When asked if he began to question his own methods after the bad flight, Mourinho said, “Not at all. Zero.
Sometimes the results are the result of multi-situations. And my coaching methods are unmatched in the world. ‘
But now the bookies have installed Mourinho for Crystal Palace’s Roy Hodgson and Newcastle United’s Steve Bruce – both 7/2 – as the most likely layoffs in the Premier League.
Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp are next on 11/2 after their horrific title defense that has seen four consecutive home league defeats, including losing the Merseyside derby to Everton on Saturday.
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson (left) and Newcastle’s Steve Bruce (right) are next most likely to lose their jobs – according to bookmakers
Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp is fourth on the list after the collapse of their title defense
Bruce’s Newcastle staggered just above the relegation zone after Sunday night’s 3-1 loss to Manchester United, their eighth in 10 league games.
Fulham are now just three points behind Newcastle and are at real risk of relegation if their form doesn’t get right.