Three months is a long time in football.
Jose Mourinho was celebrating a third Premier League triumph with Chelsea in May; now he finds himself the joint-second favourite to be the first top-flight manager sacked this season.
SkyBet price the Special One at 10/1 for the axe before any of his other Premier League counterparts, alongside Watford’s Quique Sanchez Flores and West Ham United’s Slaven Bilic.
Sunderland’s Dick Advocaat is the clear frontrunner in the sack race after two comprehensive defeats in their opening games of the 2015-16 campaign, but Chelsea have not fared much better.
The defending champions could only draw 2-2 at home to Swansea City on the opening weekend, and were convincingly beaten 3-0 by new title favourites Manchester City yesterday.
Mourinho has also been embroiled in a war of words with his medical team, and been widely criticised for his treatment of Dr Eva Carneiro in the aftermath of the Swansea disappointment.
The Blues have arguably yet to improve their team in the transfer market this summer, replacing Petr Cech with Asmir Begovic and bringing in Radamel Falcao and Baba Rahman to bolster the squad.
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