With the Special One rendered jobless after just 17 months on the job, fans around the world are beginning to wonder if there is anything still special about Mourinho.
The fact that he was sacked before the important EFL Cup final match against Man City a game that could give the Londoner’s their first topflight trophy, speaks volumes. And the board of Spurs does not trust Mourinho to deliver on Saturday.
Tottenham Hotspurs have already been kicked out of the FA Cup by Everton. The Lilywhite under the helms of Mourinho were also ungracefully knocked out of the Europa League.
The held a 2-0 first-leg advantage over Dinamo Zagreb, but bottled the second leg 3-0 in Croatia (3-2agg). Spurs are in the seventh place in the Premier League and could miss out on European football unless they win at least 4 of the remaining 6 games.
With these poor results, the club definitely had gotten enough of Mourinho’s stewardship and are in search of a permanent replacement.
So with the Special One out, and the inexperienced one Ryan Manson in till the end of the season, the question is who will replace Mourinho permanently?
As per Betbonanza Bookmarkers, German tactician and manager of RB Leipzig, Julian Nagelsmann, is clearly the favourite to become the next permanent manager of Spurs.
The 33-year-old has a 22% chance of getting the job. Last season, he guided Leipzig to the UEFA Champions League semi-final beating Spurs handsomely 4-0 in the group stages in front of Daniel Levy, the owner of Spurs.
This season Leipzig is just 7 points off the top of the German Bundesliga. With Hansiflick set to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season to take over the German national team, Spurs could face stiff competition for Nagelsmann from Bayern.
The German could decide to remain in the homeland.
Betbonanza bookmarkers also predicted Liecester City boss Brendan Rodgers as joint- tie with a 22%chance. The former Liverpool manager has been pretty consistent in recent seasons. Last season, Liecester narrowly missed out on the champions league after losing to Man United.
This year however Rodgers team is in 3rd position with a game in hand, and we’ll in contention for Europe’s top club competition.
An investment in Brendan Rodgers for Spurs will be a cost-effective way for spurs to get a competent manager who has working experience in the English top-flight.
Third, in contention is Eddie Howe of Bournemouth FC. Though Eddie has realised a statement saying he is not particularly keen on Spurs, his reputation as a tactician which he demonstrated with Bournemouth in the premier league, is well intact.
He won 3 promotions in 6 years for Bournemouth and kept them in the premier league with very little budget for 5 seasons till last year. Bonanza predicts a 12.5% of chance to get the Spurs job.
Man United fans will definitely love this one. Club legend Wayne Rooney could also land the top job at Spurs. The English man is currently managing Deby County in the championship and betbonanza has predicted that he has a 2% chance of making what would be the deal of his managerial carrier.
Though the fact that Deby County are themselves battling against relegation is a dent on the room.
Liverpool fans will be thrilled to know that Steven Gerarrd could pip all the above for the job and make a come back to English Premier league.
The Liverpool legend guided Rangers to a first Scottish Premier title in ten years in his first job in Senior Management. Besides that, in March, former kopite Steve Mcmanaman said that Steven Gerrard could be a future to Tottenham manager. Gerrard has a 4.8% chance of becoming the next permanent manager of Spurs.
Fans may also fancy the chances of former Liverpool, Chelsea and Real Madrid Boss, Rafa Benite as the spaniard recently left China where he has been cooking off.
German legendary world cup winner and former coach Jurgen Klinsmann also has a 9% chance of getting the job. While Wolves FC, Nino Espirito with a pretty consistent premier league pedigree behind him is predicted to have a 9% chance.