José Mourinho is no stranger to playing mind games and experts usually take his statements with a grain of salt. However, he has recently expressed his dissatisfaction with so many circumstances that a growing number of commentators argue he may actually be unhappy at Manchester United and not merely trying to create confusion.
Because of this, Mourinho became one of the favorites of gamblers betting on the next Premier League manager to leave. Unibet Sportsbook, one of the best online betting sites in the United Kingdom, offers 7/1 betting odds for Mourinho’s departure. Only Javi Gracia and Mark Hughes have lower odds—and even theirs are not significantly lower at 6/1.
What is Mourinho dissatisfied with?
What convinced experts that the manager was considering resigning from his position was the the 10-minute post-match conference following Man United’s embarrassing 4-1 loss to Liverpool. The number of complaints Mourinho had there speaks for itself.
Even the BBC’s concise summary is hard to read aloud in one breath:
“He lamented the absence of senior players, decried the standard of some of the younger ones who are here, wistfully reflected on a transfer target he will not get, highlighted inactivity on one he still expects to, expressed frustration at injuries, invited senior players to return to training early, and questioned why supporters would pay to watch his team.”
There were also disparaging remarks about Eric Bailly’s potential as a captain, Antonio Valencia’s form, and the refereeing against Liverpool. As we can see, Mourinho takes issue with a lot of factors that influence his team’s chances.
Victory over Real Madrid: does it change anything?
As online sportsbook news sites in the UK have reported, Man United defeated Real on July 31 to finally add a proper win to their International Champions Cup campaign (until now, their only victory during the US tour had been a 9-8 penalty shoot-out against AC Milan). However, Mourinho explicitly stated that this “result doesn’t change anything.”
In his interview on the club’s official webpage, the coach stresses that the match gave him no opportunity to gain tactical insights. With many of the senior players unavailable, the team was “just trying to survive and have the best possible results.”
Mourinho still the best pick when betting on the next Premier League manager to leave
Due to the high level of uncertainty, which is further worsened by Anthony Martial’s uncertain future, Mourinho’s situation is just as difficult as it had been before the ice-breaking win over Real. Seeing his increasing frustration, betting on Mourinho to be the next Premier League manager to leave in the 2018/2019 season looks safer and safer to us. Not only that, this option is also fairly profitable: the 6/1 odds offered by Unibet Sportsbook are very reasonable.