Southgate Favourite For England Manager Role

Added on Tuesday 28th June 2016

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England are looking for a brand new manager following the departure of Roy Hodgson. Hodgson resigned 20 minutes after England was humiliated and outplayed by Iceland at Euro 2016. Joining Roy in the job centre are his coaches Ray Lewington and Gary Neville. But who will take up the role to restore England's pride and guide them towards a World Cup in Russia in 2018?

Favourite for the post is England U21 coach, Gareth Southgate. According to Bet365 Southgate is 6/4 to be the next England Manager. In fact Southgate is well ahead in the betting as second favourite is Glenn Hoddle who's 7/1. In third place is current Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe who's at 8/1 whilst Harry Redknapp is 10/1 along with Alan Pardew.

Latest Odds For Next England Manager

  • Gareth Southgate - 6/4
  • Glenn Hoddle - 7/1
  • Eddie Howe - 8/1
  • Harry Redknapp - 10/1
  • Alan Pardew - 10/1
  • Alan Shearer - 12/1
  • Sam Allardyce - 16/1
  • David Moyes - 25/1

Southgate obviously has pole position given his role as U21 coach, but is he really the man to take the main role? If the FA's plan was to groom Southgate as a future manager then the U21s would be a good starting platform - but then why wasn't he involved with the full team during the Euros? We think he wouldn't be an inspirational option and would perhaps dish up more of the same fare that Hodgson provided.

Southgate's candidacy is also question by another possible option, Harry Redknapp. Redknapp would love the job but doesn't feel he would fit the bill with The FA. Instead he suggests Glenn Hoddle as manager - or Tim Sherwood. The latter suggestion makes us think that perhaps no one should listen to Redknapp for managerial advice.

Mind you Hoddle as an option may work, especially if combined with someone like Alan Shearer, who has already announced that he'd love to be involved with the England set up. Mind that sentiment doesn't always pay off as Gary Neville has found - Neville himself is 20/1 for the job. Let's hope he returns to his punditry role.

For our money, Allardyce is the one to watch. This would be Big Sam's last chance for the job and we'd be surprised if he'd turn it down if offered. However he may feel the same as Redknapp and that his chances have been and gone. At 16/1 though he may be a decent outside punt.

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