JOSE MOURINHO is under increasing pressure at Manchester United… and he could be sacked as early as this weekend.
At least, that’s according to the statistics – as the Premier League sack race rages on.
Historically, the first Premier League boss sacking occurs 80 days into the season, which this term falls on October 31.
United take on Everton on Sunday, with Mourinho still the bookies’ favourite to be sacked in the coming weeks.
Research from Bet Bonus Codes found that, since 1992, each season’s first departure picks up an average of just 0.85 points per game.
Although United’s 1.56 points per game this season is comfortably higher than the average for an early sacking, Mourinho can’t sit too comfortably.
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The Special One himself was fired in 2007 by Chelsea, despite collecting 1.83 points on average.
On top of that, United sit a lowly tenth with only four wins from their nine games and are already nine points adrift of rivals Manchester City.
Last season ex-Crystal Palace boss Frank De Boer was the first man to be given the boot and last just 31 days.
A year before Francesco Guidolin lasted just 51 days at Swansea, with Brendan Rodgers axed by Liverpool after 57 days in 2015-16.
That suggests clubs have been lenient this term… already lasting 75 days without a sacking.
Mourinho is still the bookies’ favourite to be axed first – with struggling Fulham boss slashed to 11/1 from 10/1.
Mark Hughes, Rafa Benitez and Neil Warnock all complete the top five on the latest list.
This story originally appeared in The Sun.
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