Hughes was swiftly replaced by Ralph Hassenhuttl at St. Mary’s Stadium, meaning the Manchester United boss is the shortest price in William Hill’s Sack Race market.
The good news for Jose is that Arsenal have won just one of the last five meetings between these sides, a 2-0 win in May 2017, and the north Londoners have not taken three Premier League points from Old Trafford since September 2006.
That run is certainly in danger of ending here, though, as Unai Emery’s men have not lost in the last 19 games, winning nine and drawing three of their last 12 league games since opening the season with two defeats.
Another saving grace for Mourinho is that United are safely through into the Last 16 of the Champions League and can still win Group H, which could present them with a more favourable draw in the knockout stages.
Mourinho was as short as 1/5 (1.20) to be the next top-flight manager to go on October 6 but a comeback victory over Newcastle United very likely saved the Portuguese from being the first managerial casualty of the season.
He leads compatriot Nuno Espirito Santo in the re-formed market, with the Wolves boss cut to 5/1 (6.0) thanks to a run of just one point from their last six games. Santo was 50/1 (51.0) under two weeks ago.
Roy Hodgson is also priced at 7/1 (8.0) with Crystal Palace sitting just three points above the relegation zone, whilst the pressure has been eased on 9/1 (10.0) Neil Warnock after two wins in Cardiff’s last four games.