Premier League Betting: Mourinho still sack race favourite despite thrilling victory over Newcastle

Manchester United claimed a stunning 3-2 win over the Magpies on Saturday but it has done little to relieve the pressure on the under-fire Portuguese

Jose Mourinho remains heavy favourite to be the next Premier League manager to lose his job despite Manchester United’s thrilling win on Saturday evening.

The writing seemed to be on the wall for the Red Devils when they went 2-0 down at home to Newcastle United after just 10 minutes, but a late fightback meant the hosts took all three points.

Mourinho was just 1/5 (1.20) with William Hill to be the first Premier League manager to leave their job at half-time in that game and although United went on to claim victory, the Portuguese is still 4/7 (1.57).

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However, the 20-time champions still sit in eighth place – seven points adrift of top – after their first win in five games and change seems set to come at some point.

William Hill’s Joe Crilly said: “Mourinho was on the ropes with his side trailing at half time, however their incredible fightback means that he may have a little life left in him yet.”

The bookmaker makes it 2/5 (1.40) that Mourinho is still in charge after the international break, or 7/4 (2.75) that he is not in charge by United’s next Premier League game.

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Mourinho is not the only manager under pressure, of course, and Neil Warnock has seen his odds cut to 6/1 (7.0) after Cardiff lost their fifth game in a row on Saturday.

It has been a tough run for the Bluebirds recently, with the newly-promoted outfit losing against Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham in recent weeks to sit bottom of the Premier League.

Mark Hughes can be backed at 10/1 (11.0) to lose his job next after Southampton lost again on Sunday afternoon, whilst Claude Puel and Rafa Benitez are available at the same price.

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