With only two games of the season gone, Rafa Benitez and Jose Mourinho are at the top of the betting for next Premier League Manager to go.
As usual, when Manchester United lose a game, many of their fans go way over the top in their reaction – though they are rarely criticised for that, unlike certain other groups of supporters…
Losing 3-2 at Brighton, the bookies have reacted by making Jose Mourinho 4-1 joint favourite with Leicester City’s Claude Puel.
With Rafa Benitez and Mark Hughes (Southampton) just behind them on 6-1.
Both Leicester and Southampton owners have been shown to be trigger happy in recent times.
During Rafa Benitez’ time at Newcastle, both of those clubs have had four managers, so far…
As for Rafa, difficult to see either the Newcastle boss walking out, or Mike Ashley sacking him.
I have little doubt Ashley wants another puppet as soon as possible but won’t be wanting to pay the £6m compensation to sack the Spaniard, plus Rafa gives the club some measure of respectability whilst he still remains.
As for Rafa Benitez himself, he is showing no signs of wanting to leave, at least not before the end of the season when his contract runs out, despite being totally undermined by the NUFC owner.
Odds on Next Premier League Manager to go:
4/1 Claude Puel
6/1 Mark Hughes
8/1 Neil Warnock
66/1 Jurgen Klopp
100/1 Pep Guardiola
All odds on Next Premier League Manager to go HERE.