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​Mourinho Favourite To Be The First Premier League Manager Axed

​Mourinho Favourite To Be The First Premier League Manager Axed

11 minutes ago 0  Shares ​Mourinho Favourite To Be The First Premier League Manager Axed Wed Sep 26 2018 11:05:53 GMT+0100 (BST) Wed Sep 26 2018 11:11:19 GMT+0100 (BST) Thomas Thorn Thomas Thorn in  Theoddsbible Powered by Odds on Jose Mourinho losing his job at Manchester United have been massively slashed after his side crashed…


Odds on Jose Mourinho losing his job at Manchester United have been massively slashed after his side crashed out of the Carabao Cup last night.

Mourinho
Mourinho

United suffered a shock defeat on penalties at Old Trafford to Frank Lampard’s Derby City.

Mourinho made nine changes to his side following their dismal 1-1 draw to Wolverhampton Wanderers at the weekend.

However, with the likes of Eric Bailly, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial starting, it should have been a strong enough side to see off the team from the league below.

The defeat has resulted in the Portuguese manager, who was third favourite at 6/1 to be sacked before the game yesterday, move into pole position at 6/4.

Juan Mata gave the hosts the lead after just three minutes, before Harry Wilson scored an outstanding free-kick from distance.

United goalkeeper Sergio Romero was then a straight red card for handling the ball outside of his area.

Jack Marriott’s header five minutes from time gave Derby a surprising lead but substitute Marouane Fellaini headed home late into stoppage time.

The penalty shoot-out went into sudden death and defender Phil Jones failed to convert, sending the Championship side into the draw for the next round.

Derby County
Derby County

Mourinho also revealed yesterday that he has stripped midfielder Paul Pogba of the vice-captaincy, the decision may see the gaffer lose the dressing room as his relationship with Pogba shoots down the drain.

United are currently seventh in the Premier League and anything other than a win away to West Ham at the weekend will put the ex-Chelsea boss under even more pressure.

Other managers under the cosh are Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini, Cardiff City gaffer Neil Warnock and Southampton manager Mark Hughes, who are all 6/1.

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