Jose Mourinho Next Club Odds

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
16 January 2024, 16:39

On the back of three losses in the last five matches – which included defeats to rivals Lazio in the Coppa Italia and to AC Milan in Serie A – AS Roma announced the sacking of Jose Mourinho on January 16. The manager’s contract was set to expire at the end of the season but the club officials felt like a change was needed sooner, with the team only ninth in the league.

Mourinho took charge of AS Roma in 2021. His top achievements with the Giallorossi remain winning the 2021/22 UEFA Conference League and reaching the 2022/23 UEFA Europa League final. Despite European success, he has failed to finish in the Serie A top four during his stay at Stadio Olimpico.

One of the most well-known names in football, many are interested in what is next for the Special One, with the Jose Mourinho next manager job odds already available.

List of Latest Jose Mourinho Next Manager Job Odds

As far as the Jose Mourinho next club odds go, bookmakers see struggling Newcastle United as the likeliest destination for the Portuguese. The Saudi Pro League, who has been attracting a lot of stars in recent months, is also on the list.

Jose Mourinho Next ClubSkyBet ODDS
Newcastle United4.00
Any Saudi Pro League Side5.00
Portugal National Team6.00
Any MLS Side7.00
Porto8.00

Newcastle United

Similarly to AS Roma, Newcastle United have had a difficult 2023/24 campaign so far. The Magpies qualified for UEFA Champions League football last term for the first time in almost twenty years but ended fourth in their group. The multiple injuries and having to play on two fronts has cost Newcastle dearly, and they are just 10th in the Premier League at the moment.

Eddie Howe did an impressive job with the Toon last season, and his job appears to be safe despite the poor results. However, the club officials could decide to replace him with Jose Mourinho now that he has become available.

First of all, inviting Mourinho would attract even more attention to the club than before. Unlike at AS Roma, the coach would have a big budget to work with, so there is a chance he would improve Newcastle United’s game starting with next season. Finally, the Portuguese knows the Premier League very well so it wouldn’t be a problem arriving at St James’ Park mid-season.

Any Saudi Pro League Side

The Saudi Pro League was a hot topic in the news last summer as their clubs went on a crazy buying spree, bringing over superstars like Neymar and Karim Benzema. Cristiano Ronaldo had moved there in winter.

Amid all these transfers, the multiple top-level coaching appointments went somewhat under the radar. With names like Steven Gerard, Marcelo Gallardo and Jorge Jesus already coaching in Saudi Arabia, it would be no big surprise if Jose Mourinho moved to the Middle East as well.

There could be an issue with his salary, though, as not every Saudi Pro League club may be able to afford the Special One, and none of the bigger clubs are looking for a coach at the moment. What’s more, the 60-year-old technician was reported to reject an approach from Saudi Arabia last summer, insisting that his stay in Europe was not over.

Portugal National Team

Another interesting turn in the 60-year-old career would be a switch to international football, with native Portugal being on the list of Jose Mourinho next manager job odds. The Lusitanians approached Mourinho after the disappointment at the 2022 World Cup but the Special One turned them down.

A year later, Jose Mourinho may find himself in the opposite situation – Portugal no longer needs him. With Roberto Martinez at the helm of the national team, the Portuguese have easily topped their qualification group and are now heading for the UEFA Euro 2024 in incredible form. It is very unlikely that the federation will replace Martinez with barely any time left before the tournament.

The coaching job at Portugal may be back in the picture after the European championship, though, if the Lusitanians fail at the final tournament. Jose Mourinho would have to wait for six months for that potential opening.

Any MLS Side

If Jose Mourinho does decide to leave Europe after all, there could also be interest in him from the United States. Major League Soccer is trying to grow in terms of brand recognition, and one way to do so is by bringing over football superstars. 

First it was David Beckham, and 2023 took the football – or soccer in this case – craze in North America to a whole new level with the arrival of Lionel Messi.

The 2024 campaign in the MLS will start in late February, meaning that Jose Mourinho would have some time to settle in. At the moment, though, Minnesota United FC is the only club without a permanent coach, and they can barely afford to pay their coach a massive salary due to the strict regulations in the MLS.

Porto

Jose Mourinho’s rise to fame was with Porto in the early 2000s when he led them to six trophies, including the 2003/04 UEFA Champions League. He got his first managerial job outside of Portugal only after his triumphant spell with the Dragons.

A return to Estadio do Dragao after all the trophies won in Italy, England and Spain would feel like the perfect ending to his story. In the past, Mourinho said he was open to a return to Portugal, although it is not clear whether he would choose it over an opening in a top European league.

Sergio Conceicao is the current coach at Porto, and his spell with the Dragons has been fairly successful and has included 10 trophies. However, have not won the league since 2021/22 and are only third in Primeira Liga at the moment. With Conceicao’s contract expiring at the end of the season, the club may be happy to change course in the summer. Will Jose Mourinho still be available, though?