“We do have other games and other sports to talk about, but unfortunately we’ve run out of time,” said the Talk Sport radio presenter as his allotted time slot drew to a close.
He has spent his full two hours talking about Mourinho’s unexpected and unprecedented move to Spurs. That’s the lure of Mourinho, and the level of interest that he generates – particularly this week – as he he occupied the most unlikely managerial vacancy of his illustrious career.
The shock isn’t just about the fact that Mourinho is back and managing Tottenham, the bitter hated rivals of his club former Chelsea, but it’s also about the fact that Tottenham – a club who have had little or no success for decades – decided to part with a man who took them to the Champions League Final last season and who has also made them regulars in the EPL. Add to that, that Pochettino’s departure comes just 3 months into the current season, and you have yourself all the makings of an incredible story- the type that only the Premier League can bring about.
Moving on to the Betting side of things, and a quick glance at the odds will tell you that the oddsmakers are certainly expecting Spurs to show some improvement under “special one.” Their chances of lifting a trophy have dropped to just 5/1 – despite only being able to win the FA Cup or Champions League- whilst their top 4 odds now sit at just 10/3. However, the best bet that appeals to me, is for “Spurs to remain unbeaten until Christmas Day.” In order to do this, they would have avoid defeats to West Ham (away), Bournemouth (home), Manchester United (away), Burnley (home), and Chelsea (home). I feel this is certainly achievable, despite the fact Mourinho encounters two of his former sides during this run, and that would certainly be my recommended selection.