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Special One Mourinho not going to The Bridge for Chelsea return

| 03.04.2012

JOSE MOURINHO won’t take over at Stamford Bridge next season, according to Ladbrokes.

The bookies are convinced ‘The Special One’ won’t be returning to Stamford Bridge so have lengthened his odds of getting the job full time to an industry-best 3/1, while keeping Roberto Di Matteo on side as a 2/1 favourite.

David Moyes remains 14/1 despite interest in shops, while Laurent Blanc has also attracted support and is cut to 7/1.

Fernando Torres is a 7/2 chance in the goals match bet with Benfica and can be backed at 25/1 for a hat-trick following his goal at the weekend. Should Chelsea fail to qualify for the semi-finals the firm will also refund all losing first player to score bets.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Di Matteo’s price for the job keeps shortening. We’re going to try and get Mourinho in the book on that basis but have also seen some shrewd money for David Moyes.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Midweek Champions League specials

Goals match bets

(named striker must start or bets are void)
Torres 7/2
Benfica Evens
Tie 6/4

Next permanent Chelsea manager
Roberto Di Matteo 2/1
Jose Mourinho 3/1
Pep Guardiola 9/2
Rafael Benitez 5/1
Laurent Blanc 7/1
David Moyes 14/1
Fabio Capello 14/1
16/1 bar

Chelsea 4/6
Draw 13/5
Benfica 9/2

Real Madrid 1/12
Draw 9/1
APOEL Nicosia 28/1



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.