The new Premier League season hasn’t even begun yet, and we have already seen a massive dive in the odds on moaning Jose Mourinho to be the first manager to leave his position this season, with BetVictor and Boylesports both making the special moaning one their respective new favourite.
Both the bookies now have Mourinho as 5/1 favourite to be the next manager sacked, or to leave his position this season. Other bookies have Leicester’s Claude Puel as their favourite slightly ahead of Mourinho, with Magpies moaning boss, Rafa Benitez, not far behind those two.
Jose seems to have picked up from where he left off last season, and for that matter the season before, in taking moaning and whinging to a new level though. Has he not noticed he has got one of (if not the) best jobs in world football? For god’s sake man, enjoy it a bit more.
Explosive press conferences, tension with players, cancelled meetings and concern behind-the-scenes.@RobDawsonESPN has the inside story of Jose Mourinho’s frustrating summer: https://t.co/oY2KARvEnP pic.twitter.com/XRclcf0AH9
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) 2 August 2018
The constant swiping at opponents, about injuries, about the world cup (as if it’s something new), his employers, even his own players, can’t be doing anybody at the club any good. A major section of the supporters seemed to have had enough of it (or maybe they just had enough of the man himself) last season, and before long, surely the club’s hierarchy will get sick of it as well.
The so called Jose third season syndrome is being touted around by pundits and journalists as a reason for things to go wrong this season, which could be leading to the cry baby antics, but this has been going on for months now, since well before the start of Jose’s third season in charge.
There is another school of thought out there from other journos, who simply believe this is Mourinho trying to engineer his way out of the club by getting sacked, ensuring he leaves with a pay off, rather than walking out in a respectful way. Whatever it is, I know I for one am well bored with listening to it!