Following Chelsea's poor start to the Premier League season, Jose Mourinho is now the second favourite to be the first manager to leave his post this season.
Betfair Sportsbook have slashed the odds on Mourinho to leave from 25/1 to 7/1 following a turbulent week on and off the pitch for the Stamford Bridge club.
Following the opening day draw to Swansea and the very public fallout surrounding Eva Carneiro, Chelsea slumped to a 3-0 defeat at Manchester City.
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The 52-year-old is only behind Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat in the race for the chop, who is evens after Sunderland's horrendous start to the new campaign.
Michael Bowers, Football Trader for Betfair commented: "Jose is struggling to get off on the right foot this season, after a poor game against Swansea and an even poorer game against the new title favourites, Manchester City, he has gone from 25/1 to 7/1 second favourite in the Next Manager to leave market after heavy backing.
The club will remain loyal to Mourinho for the time being, but if the blues don't start picking up some points after 4 or 5 games, even The Special One could face the chop."
UNLIKELY BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE
Mourinho only signed a new four-year deal at Chelsea ten days ago, so it would appear highly unlikely he would leave his post so early into the season.
However, life does not seem to be rosy at Stamford Bridge. The club have failed to strengthen their squad from last season, much to the frustration of Mourinho, and have paid the price in the opening games.
It is rumoured Roman Abramovich is angered by Mourinho's treatment of Carneiro, and if results do not improve the Chelsea owner may take matters into his own hands.
The Blues have today confirmed the signings of Abdul Baba Rahman form Augsburg, pending a work permit, and it most likely won't be their last addition before the window closes.
Maybe the embarrassing defeat at the hands of their title rivals is the reminder Abramovich needed that investment is required this summer.
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