As the gathered press waited with bated breath and the cameras rolled, Jose Mourinho was officially unveiled as Chelsea’s new manager on Monday afternoon and promptly labelled himself ‘The Happy One’.
Insistent that he left Stamford Bridge by mutual consent six years ago, Mourinho played down question marks over his relationship with trigger-happy owner Roman Abramovich, and Coral are offering just 1/10 (1.10) odds on him becoming the first manager in two years to see out a full season in charge.
You can get hefty 5/1 (6.00) odds on the 50-year-old getting the sack this season although that still seems on the short side, but the 4/6 (1.67) price on him not remaining in place for the beginning of the 2015/16 season demonstrates a lack of faith in his longevity in this second spell.
More optimistic Chelsea fans may want to look at the 11/10 (2.10) odds on offer for their firm favourite lasting over two seasons, which would make him the longest-serving incumbent since his own last tenure at the club.
Despite winning two league titles in his three full seasons in west London, Mourinho was never awarded the LMA Manager of the Year trophy, but you can get odds of 7/2 (4.50) on him picking up that honour in his first year back on these shores.
The former Real Madrid boss was the first recipient of Fifa’s World Coach of the Year award back in 2010 following his Champions League victory with Inter Milan, and it would probably take another European title to clinch that accolade for the second time, at odds of 6/1 (7.00).
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