What Next for Jose Mourinho?


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Manchester United have taken the step that many of their fans wanted them to do and they have sacked manager Jose Mourinho. The Red Devils have quickly gone about finding a replacement for Mourinho, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed as the interim manager until the end of the season. He will get the chance to win the job on a full-time basis, but United could also look elsewhere for a bigger name to take over, with Mauricio Pochettino and Zinedine Zidane the front runners from that category.

While United have quickly gone about their business, you can expect Jose Mourinho to take his time on deciding where he will go next. There is a chance that whatever he does next will be his last job in football, so expect him to go for one last big win, instead of fading away into insignificance because that is simply not the Mourinho way.

With the uncertainty around his future, there are many different betting markets out there surrounding Mourinho but by far the most interesting is one that has been created by 32Red Sport. They are offering a market on where Mourinho will go next, where he needs to manage for at least 10 games for that club to be deemed the winner, but there is also the option to place a bet on him not being at a club by the 1st of January 2020.

This option is the 3/1 favourite in this market, so 32 Red Sport are saying that they believe that the most likely scenario is for Mourinho to get back into management over 12 months down the line, giving himself the entire year off in 2019. It does seem likely that he will wait for the right job to come along, but there is a very good chance that the perfect job for him will appear before that date. Claim here

When it comes to the clubs where he could end up, Inter Milan are the lowest price team at 4/1, although it is the two clubs behind them in the betting that offer the most interest. They are Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, both priced at 13/2. These two are two of the biggest clubs in Europe, but they are on the verge of losing their number one domestic status. What better scenario for Mourinho than for him to go into a club and rescue them just when they were at their lowest. That is exactly the kind of scenario that Mourinho would love, and one that would certainly feed his ego.

Those looking for something at a bigger price may look towards Mourinho turning to international management, he can be backed in this market to manage any international team next at 8/1. As he comes towards the end of his career, there is a chance that the slower pace of international football could appeal to him, with Portugal being the obvious home for him, should that job become available at any time.

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