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Jose Mourinho odds-on to get Man United into top-four next season

| 23.05.2016

Following Louis van Gaal’s sacking by Manchester United this morning, former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is all-but-confirmed as the new man at the Old Trafford helm, and the Portuguese boss is set to deliver a return to Europe’s club competition.

United fans voiced their displeasure at the club’s league form throughout the season, but while the departed Dutchman could only guide his side to fifth place last time out, it’s 1/2 that they make the top-four cut next season.

That’s a feat Mourinho managed in all five of his full seasons at Stamford Bridge.

However, despite the likelihood of bringing Champions League football back to the red half of Manchester, it’s 4/6 that the 53-year-old will fail to match Louis van Gaal’s recent cup achievements by not winning a trophy in 2016-17.

Meanwhile, those who fancy backing the enigmatic gaffer to hit the ground running with a trophy in his first season can do so at 11/10.

One place United’s results are likely to improve is at Old Trafford. Mourinho went an incredible nine years without losing a home league game between 2002-2011, and it’s 9/2 that the Red Devils don’t lose a home Premier League game next season.

And before next season begins, there’s still plenty of speculation as to when the Portuguese boss will deliver his first press conference as the north-west giants’ new boss, with 10/11 saying he’ll have done so by the end of May – so watch this space!

 Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Jose Mourinho – 2016-17 Specials:

Manchester United to finish in the Premier League top four – 2016-17 – 1/2

Manchester United not to win a trophy in 2016-17 – 4/6

Manchester United to win a trophy in 2016-17 – 11/10

Manchester United not to lose a home Premier League game in 2016-17 – 9/2

Jose Mourinho to leave Manchester United before the end of the season – 5/1

Jose Mourinho to win 2016-17 Premier League as Manchester United manager – 13/2

Jose Mourinho at Manchester United Specials:

To win the Premier League anytime with Manchester United – 2/1

To sign any current Chelsea player as Manchester United manager – 5/2

To lift the Champions League anytime with Manchester United – 10/1

To win the Treble anytime with Manchester United – 50/1

Jose Mourinho – First Press Conference as Man United manager

To take place by the end of May – 10/11

To take place between 1st June – start of Euro 2016 – 6/4

Not to take place until start of 2016-17 season – 5/1

To take place tomorrow – 10/1

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.