Manchester expected to be Jose’s next port of call

MANCHESTER CITY are the early favourites to be Jose Mourinho's next club but bookmakers can't agree on where the future of the Real Madrid boss lies, after reports surfaced today strongly suggesting he and Real will part ways at the end of this season.

Although the former Chelsea manager hastily denied the story, which appeared in Madrid-based Spanish sports daily Marca, bookmakers were equally fast in pricing up where he will manage next and City are 3-1 with bet365.

The firm clearly fancy him to head to Paris Saint-Germain, who are their favourites, though the French club are as big as 10-1 with Ladbrokes.

Manchester United are also prominent at 7-2, though such a deal would of course depend on the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, who has long admired Mourinho and will have a hand in choosing his successor. Ladbrokes offer 5-2 that Ferguson retires as United manager before the start of next season.

The Portuguese manager is 4-1 to return to former club Chelsea.

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Celtic v Astra Giurgiu

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  • Both teams have scored in just one of Celtic's last five matches
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Celtic found their form in front of goal with a 5-0 drubbing of Ross County and they should see off Romanian visitors Astra in the Europa League. Astra have lost six of their last nine games, including a 5-1 defeat at Dynamo Zagreb in this competition, and they may fold early at Celtic Park.

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