Fancy seeing Mou here: Jose odds-on for return to Real Madrid

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Real Madrid look set to sack their second manager of the season in the coming days, following a disastrous 4-1 loss to Ajax which saw them flop out of the Champions League.

After four straight home losses, the writing’s on the wall for Santiago Solari. And he could soon be replaced by a very familiar face.

Our traders make Jose Mourinho the odds-on favourite to take the job at 3/4. The Portuguese gaffer won La Liga and the Copa Del Rey during his previous stint in charge, from 2010-13.

However, Tottenham Hotspur fans could still be biting their fingernails. That’s because Mauricio Pochettino is 10/3 to sack off Spurs for the Santiago Bernabeu.

Next up are a trio of Zinedine Zidane, Joachim Low and Antonio Conte all at 7/1.

Among the dark horses, Arsene Wenger is 10/1 to make his first ever foray into Spanish football as the next Real gaffer.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Does Mourinho have unfinished business in the Spanish capital? The odds suggest Solari will soon be replaced by Real’s former boss.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Next permanent Real Madrid Manager

Jose Mourinho – 3/4

Mauricio Pochettino – 10/3

Zinedine Zidane – 7/1

Joachim Low – 7/1

Antonio Conte – 7/1

Max Allegri – 10/1

Arsene Wenger – 10/1

Raul Gonzalez – 14/1

Roberto Martinez – 14/1

Guti – 22/1

Click here for the latest Next Manager odds.

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

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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.