Jose Mourinho is odds-on to be the next Premier League manager to leave his post after overseeing Chelsea’s ninth loss in 16 games this season at the hands of Leicester City last night.
A goal apiece from prolific Foxes pair Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez consigned the faltering champions, whose consolation came through Loic Remy, to a 2-1 defeat at the King Power Stadium.
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The Blues are now 20 points adrift of Claudio Ranieri’s table toppers, and only one point above the relegation zone in 16th with Mourinho have given up on their hopes of finishing in the top four.
Understandably then, SkyBet make the Special One, who was lifting his third Premier League title at Stamford Bridge only six months ago, 8/11 favourite to be sacked before any of his counterparts.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is also coming under increasing pressure at Old Trafford after their Champions League exit and three league games without a win. He is 9/4 to be the next man fired.
Things are looking rosier for Steve McClaren at Newcastle United after successive wins over Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, but the ever-unpredictable Magpies are still 8/1 to wield the axe next.
One win in 11 games has seen Norwich City manager Alex Neil come into 10/1, while Remi Garde is priced at 12/1 despite having only arrived at bottom-of-the-table Aston Villa last month.
Four managers have already left their Premier League posts this term – Dick Advocaat, Tim Sherwood, Brendan Rodgers and, most recently, Garry Monk. Will Mourinho be the next casualty?
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