Mourinho back in the Premier League puts pressure on Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer
This season's biggest transfer-bomb landed when Tottenham's manager Mauricio Pochettino got sacked and replaced by none less than José Mourinho. Yes, the former Chelsea and Manchester United manager is back into the Premier League action – and he's here to put pressure on Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer and, of course, the top six-race.
Soccer fans and pundits all around the world are talking about the return of the "The Special One". Having managed both Chelsea and Manchester United, he has now joined his third, and most likely last, English club. It'll be exciting to see how it goes for José Mourinho who will try to prove to everyone that he's still one of the best managers in the world.
People are going to analyse his every move, and those who like to bet on soccer will have themselves a new challenge. Mourinho is known to be quite unpredictable at times, and he sure can change his team's approach in the second half of the game. So if you are going to bet on Tottenham, from now on, you'll have to make sure you're one step ahead of Mourinho. Also, you should compare betting companies with each other before you choose one, to make sure that you use the one with the best odds. In Sweden, they have a lot of comparison sites for online casino, and recently we've seen similar ones pop up in the UK as well. Things just got way more exciting in the English Premier League.
Going to try and prove he was right
During Jose's last spell in the Premier League, Mourinho got a lot of stick from Manchester United fans and soccer lovers around the world for playing too boring and making poor signings. But since his last season in United, fans have come to realise that the club's problems lie above manager-level; on the board run by Ed Woodward and the Glazers. Why did Mourinho get a contract extension but not the signings he wanted? Why didn't the board get him a centre back, even though he was crying out for one?
After being fired, Mourinho was hired as a pundit on Sky Sports. While analysing his successor Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer's first season, he famously stated that the problems in Manchester United are still there. That the club manager has less power than the players and that he doesn't get the proper backing on the transfer market.
Another former United manager, Louis Van Gaal, also criticised United saying that they're run the organisation more like a business company than a football club. Having joined Tottenham, Mourinho will be looking to prove to everyone that he's still one of the world's best managers and that he wasn't solely to blame for his difficult period at United. That he was right stating that the most significant achievement of his career was reaching the second place in Premier League with the Red Devils.
High pressure on Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer
Since his first brilliant three months, which secured him a permanent job as United's manager, Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer has been struggling. The start of this season was the club's worst since 1986. But since the international break in October, the results have been way better, and it seems as the team has improved a lot. With Anthony Martial back in action, they are more dynamic up front, and it looks like Solskjaer has finally found his starting eleven. When the club's biggest star Paul Pogba comes back, the team should be doing even better.
Even though things are looking more positive for Solskjaer, Mourinho's return to the league will once again put pressure on him by United fans. Spurs and United have aproximitly the same amount of points at the moment, and their future results will be of significant importance. If Mourinho, who got sacked by United, ends up higher on the table than Solskjaer the Red Devils board will seriously have to ask themselves whether to keep the Norwegian or not.