Sack Race 2010 Prediction - 9/1 Jose Mourinho For Man Cityby Paul Smith / 29 December 2009, 13:23Tweet
At The Sack Race we love a little flutter and having listened and learned over the years the prediction for 2010 is that Jose Mourhino to be at Man City for the start of next season at odds of 9/1 with Victor Chandler. Only yesterday Jose was at Stamford Bridge to watch his old club get the better of Fulham in the Premier League. Jose was at the bridge to do a little homework before Inter's Champions League match next month. Jose also used the opportunity to do a bit of his own PR by putting himself in the frame for a job in the Premier League next season.
Now we all know that Mourinho generally gets what he wants and it is pretty clear that he is not very happy at Inter and that a move back to Premier League is something that he wants. So the only question is with who and there are really only two clubs that he will seriously look at, Liverpool and Man City, as Sir Alex is going nowhere quickly and Chelsea will not have him back.
Liverpool would be an option but they just don't have the funds to firstly get rid of Rafa and secondly they would have no money to spend on a new squad. Many of you will discount City with Mancini at the helm, but most importantly there is a break clause in his 3 year contract and if they do not get a champions league spot, then they will be in the market once again for a new manager this summer and Mourinho fits the credential down to a tee for this club.
Man City just like Mourinho are mercenary and are ruthless in their approach to everything. Mourinho has the track record of taking a good team with unlimited resources and delivering success. We think it would be great for English football if he came back and it would be excellent to have Sir Alex and Mourinho in the same city, now that would be interesting!