Jose Mourinho next club betting: Is the Special One being lined up by Newcastle?

Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Roma after a string of poor performances left the Italian club in 9th place in Serie A. As ever, Mourinho's sacking has instantly been met with speculation around where he will go next and the Jose Mourinho next club betting market is already chopping and changing by the minute.

Mourinho may well be past his best as a manager but he still managed to end Roma's 14-year trophy drought and 61-year wait for European glory, which suggests he is still someone you can hang your hat on to win silverware. The only club he's managed where he didn't win a trophy was Tottenham, although they did decide to sack him a week before a cup final.

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Where could Jose Mourinho end up next? – Photo by Icon sport

Jose Mourinho next club betting – Latest news

Mourinho's time in Rome comes to an end

Jose Mourinho was sacked by Roma on Tuesday, 16 January but it had been coming for a couple of months. In many ways, this was a typical ‘Mourinho third season' where he started to go to war with the board and sections of the club's fans to deflect from poor performances and results on the pitch.

Recently, he told the Roma faithful that he isn't Harry Potter, in a dig that suggested they expect too much of him. On other occasions, he has bemoaned the lack of transfer activity at the club.

On the pitch, Mourinho's Roma enjoyed great success in Europe, winning the Europa Conference League in 2022 and reaching the Europa League final in 2023. Domestically though, he came up short, finishing sixth in both of his full seasons at the club and leaving them in 9th as he departs.

Mourinho waved off at the training ground

After his sacking, Jose Mourinho was given a send-off by Roma fans at the club's training ground. Mourinho looked touched by the gesture and was close to tears as they wished him well and thanked him for the success and passion he had brought to the club.

Mourinho has made a habit of building strong bonds with supporters wherever he has managed and that will likely be a factor considered by club owners around the world when they consider him for managerial posts.

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Jose Mourinho's sacking at Roma had been coming for some time – Photo by Icon sport

Jose Mourinho next club betting – Current outrights

Newcastle – 5/2

Newcastle are currently the favourites to be Jose Mourinho's next club and we can understand why. The Magpies are currently struggling and Eddie Howe's position as manager isn't as secure as it was this time last year. After reaching a cup final and qualifying for the Champions League last season, they are currently languishing in 10th place and their only chance of silverware is the FA Cup.

Mourinho could be seen by the club's ambitious owners as the man to take them to the next level and end their 69-year wait for silverware. Mourinho has pedigree in England after his time at Chelsea and Manchester United, and would doubtless relish the opportunity to work at a club with a bottomless pit of money.

Any Saudi club – 7/2

In October, Mourinho confirmed that he had received a very lucrative offer to manage in Saudi Arabia this season but had turned the opportunity down to stay at Roma. In the same interview, he said that he was “convinced” that he would manage in the Saudi Pro League one day.

Every club in the Pro League would welcome Mourinho with open arms, but he would particularly relish the opportunity to work with Cristiano Ronaldo again at Al Nassr. The pair worked together at Real Madrid, and given their national ties, it could be a reunion for the ages.

Chelsea – 6/1

Jose Mourinho and Chelsea, one last dance – who says no? Probably Mauricio Pochettino, but he may have no say in the matter if Chelsea's results don't improve. The relationship between the Special One and the Chelsea faithful became fractured when he took the Manchester United job in 2016, but there is still a lot of love there from both sides deep down.

Mourinho is arguably Chelsea's greatest-ever manager, and brought three Premier League titles to Stamford Bridge during his first two stints at the club. The issue of Abromovic is no more, and on the face of it, the 60-year-old would likely get on with Todd Boehly, given how prepared he is to invest heavily in the Chelsea squad.


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Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.