Tottenham Hotspur’s season might boil right down to profitable subsequent month’s Carabao Cup last towards Manchester City.
The Lilywhites are nonetheless in with a shout of claiming a top-four spot within the Premier League desk which might imply qualification for subsequent season’s Champions League group part.
But Jose Mourinho’s facet is not going to be returning to European soccer’s high desk by way of profitable the Europa League after crashing out at the last-16 stage at the palms of the a lot unfancied Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday.
Tottenham did seem to have one foot within the quarter-finals after caring for enterprise final Thursday evening as a Harry Kane brace noticed them breeze previous the Croatian facet forward of the second leg.
However, they let a 2-0 lead slip as Mislav Orsic’s hat-trick accomplished a shocking turnaround to dump Spurs out of the competitors.
As a consequence, Mourinho’s job might be hanging by a thread.
Bookmakers Betfair have revealed that the Spurs boss was 4/1 to be sacked earlier than their defeat to Dinamo Zagreb and following their stunning 3-0 loss on the evening, his odds have been slashed to 13/10.
Betfair Spokesperson, Sam Rosbottom stated: “Before tonight’s second leg match, Jose Mourinho was 4/1 to be the following Premier League supervisor to go away their publish, however following their embarrassing defeat we have now already seen a big flurry of bets backing Mourinho for the exit and consequently we have now slashed his odds to 13/10, making him the brand new favorite to go subsequent.
“Take nothing away from the Croatian facet, not many individuals noticed them overturning a 2-0 deficit on combination they usually had been backed at 54/1 to qualify earlier than kick-off, whereas Spurs had been backed into 1/99 to make the draw for the following spherical earlier than a disastrous evening.”
Betfair – Next Premier League Manager to go away their publish
Jose Mourinho 13/10 (4/1 earlier than tonight’s match)
No Manager To Leave 13/5
Steve Bruce 7/2
Sam Allardyce 5/1
Paul Heckingbottom 11/1
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With that stated, ESPN have not too long ago claimed Mourinho’s future will solely be determined at the tip of the season.
The report claims chairman Daniel Levy plans to carry off till May earlier than figuring out his destiny, so sacking the Portuguese tactician any time quickly would symbolize a significant u-turn from the Spurs chief.
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It provides that the exorbitant value Tottenham must pay to sack Mourinho, together with their Carabao Cup last look in April, has given the previous Chelsea and Manchester United boss extra time to maintain his job.
Furthermore, The Daily Mail reported final month that the price of axing him would show prohibitive – and ESPN believes the determine can be round £30m.
His deal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium runs out in the summertime of 2023, with no break clause included.