Jose Mourinho Becomes Clear Favourite To Replace Zinedine Zidane After Real Madrid’s Champions League Horror Show
Jose Mourinho has leapfrogged Mauricio Pochettino as the odds-on favourite to replace Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid, according to bookies.
Los Blancos had a complete horror show in their opening 3-0 Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday evening.
And bookies have dropped the odds on the 'Special One' to take over from the current Madrid boss.
According to Oddschecker, selected bookies have dropped odds from 7/4 to 6/5 for Mourinho to head to the Santiago Bernabeu.
The Portuguese manager, 56, was axed from Manchester United last season and was linked with a sensational return to Madrid before the appointment of Zidane.
Oddschecker also found that 56 per cent of bets were placed on Mourinho after Madrid's defeat at the hands of PSG at the Parc des Princes.
Spurs boss Pochettino, who was also linked with Madrid last season, has fallen behind Mourinho into second place with 9/2 odds.
Massimiliano Allegri, who left Juventus last season, is the third favourite to take over from 'Zizou' at 7/1 odds.
Posted below are the odds for Zidane's potential successor at Madrid.
- Jose Mourinho: 6/5
- Mauricio Pochettino: 9/2
- Massimilano Allegri: 7/1
- Roberto Martinez: 9/1
- Leonardo Jardim: 11/1
- Raul: 12/1
- Guti: 14/1
- Xabi Alonso: 20/1
- Jurgen Klopp: 33/1
- Arsene Wenger: 40/1
"Always the man for the big occasion, it would be very on-brand for Jose Mourinho to end his sabbatical with a dramatic return to Real Madrid," says Oddschecker spokesman Callum Wilson.
"The club look rudderless under Zinedine Zidane, and it cannot be long before Florentino Perez wields the axe once again, leaving the door ajar for the 'Special One.'"
Ex-Madrid star Angel Di Maria scored a first-half brace against Los Blancos to turn up the pressure on Zidane's men.
Gareth Bale produced a sensational moment when he pulled off three keepie-uppies before magnificently chipping Keylor Navas from 20 yards.
But the Welsh winger, who wanted to leave Madrid in the summer, had his worldie strike ruled out by VAR.
PSG would further embarrass the Spanish club in injury time when defenders Juan Bernat and Thomas Meunier superbly linked up to complete their side's 3-0 victory.
Former Chelsea ace Eden Hazard, who was Madrid's marquee summer signing, was heavily criticised by fans for his poor performance in the Champions League clash.
And French newspaper L'Equipe handed out a brutal 2/10 rating to the 28-year-old Belgium winger for his performance on his full Madrid debut.
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