MANCHESTER, England, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Chelsea have been cut into 5/2 with Betfred to win the Premier League in 2013/14 following the news that Jose Mourinho has returned to the club as their new manager.
Punters are expecting the Special One to help the Blues challenge for the title next season and deliver his third league trophy to Stamford Bridge. If he is to do so he will have to break the Manchester stronghold with City and United both in at 2/1.
Betfred spokesman John Hill,
"It's been the worst kept secret in football but as soon as the appointment was confirmed by Chelsea on Monday afternoon, we have seen a lot of interest in them for the Premier League next season."
Mourinho departed the West London club in 2007 and is 5/2 to see out his new four-year contract. Betfred make him 2/7 favourite though to leave before the end of that spell.
The Portuguese coach has won the Champions League with two different clubs but never with Chelsea. The reigning Europa League winners are 12/1 to win Europe's premier competition in 2013/14. A trophy of any kind apart from the Super Cup is 6/5 in his first season back at the club.
Big names are likely to follow Mourinho into Stamford Bridge this summer. Wayne Rooney is 13/8 to make the move from Manchester United, Edison Cavani is 11/4, while Cristiano Ronaldo is 4/1.
Premier League 2013/14 Outrights (EW 1-2 @ 1/3)
Manchester City 2/1
Manchester United 2/1
Champions League 2013/14 Outrights (EW 1-2 @ ½)
Bayern Munich 7/2
Real Madrid 6/1
Manchester City 10/1
Manchester United 10/1
Will Mourinho See Out his 4 Year Contract
To Win A Trophy 2013/14 Season (Not Including Super Cup) 6/5
To finish above Man Utd 11/10
To be LMA Manager of the year 3/1
To Leave before the End of Season 2013/14. 11/2
To Sign in Summer Transfer Window
Wayne Rooney 13/8
Luke Shaw 7/2
Edison Cavani 11/4
Cristiano Ronaldo 4/1
Luca Modric 8/1
Zlatan Ibrahimovic 8/1
Gonzalo Higuain 16/1
Edin Dzeko 10/1
Angel Di Maria 12/1
Samir Nasri 16/1
Gareth Bale 20/1
Christian Benteke 20/1
Arjen Robben 20/1