Betting on the Next England Football Manager
As soon as Roy Hodgson announced his resignation as England manager attention turned to who his replacement will be and the bookies started publishing updated odds.
A three man panel of Martin Glenn, Dan Ashworth and David Gill have been given the task of finding the next coach to take the team to the 2018 World Cup.
Gareth Southgate is by far the bookies favourite to get the job with odds in the region of 2/1 and 3/1 at major bookmakers such as William Hill, Ladbrokes and Bet365. Southgate is currently in charge of England’s Under-21 team, a position he has held since August 2013 and he successfully led the team to the finals of the U-21 European Championship in 2015.
Glenn Hoddle is also a strong candidate with odds in the region of 5/1 or 6/1. However he has spent the last decade out of management since he left Wolves in 2006. However, he was recently first team coach at QPR having been appointed to assist Harry Redknapp but he left the club when Redknapp resigned in 2015.
The next few names in the field have odds that are slightly closer together, in the region of 8/1 to 10/1. They include people such as Sam Allardyce, Eddie Howe, Alan Pardew and Harry Redknapp himself.
There is also speculation that the committee will try to appoint a big name such as Arsene Wenger (odds of 16/1) but it would take some persuading to get him to leave his job at Arsenal.
It is not known when the next manager will be announced but if there is a delay then Southgate is likely to be appointed on an interim basis.