Who Will Replace Gareth Southgate as England Manager?

It’s a question that is often asked but usually after a World Cup, not before. Who will be the next full-time England manager?

With the World Cup only weeks away, it’s unlikely that the FA will get rid of Gareth Southgate. The fact remains however that England aren’t impressing at all in the run-up to the tournament in Qatar.

Another loss in Italy on Friday saw England relegated in the Nations League. Even worse, it’s now nearly 500 minutes since they last scored from open play. Monday night sees the end of their time in League A with a home game against Germany. It’s the last match they have before the start of the World Cup. Could it also be Southgate’s last match at Wembley as manager of England.

For a while now, Graham Potter has been the favourite to be the next England boss. However, he’s just taken over at Chelsea, if the England job came up in the next few months, would he take it? You can get 6/1 at William Hill but only 2/1 at Sky Bet.

Eddie Howe is another candidate that has been mentioned for a while now. During that time he’s relegated Bournemouth and is currently trying to work out how to get Newcastle to win a match. Parimatch offer him at 6/1 to be the next England boss.

To be honest, the list of potential managers is not an inspiring one. Steve Cooper got Nottingham Forest out of the Championship but is facing a relegation battle in the Premier League. However, he’s only 7/1 at Coral to replace Southgate.

Also struggling to avoid relegation to the Championship is Brendan Rodgers. BetVictor have him at 16/1 to be the next England boss. Perhaps he’s a good candidate as he’s likely to be looking for a job soon.

How about a foreign manager? It hasn’t hurt the women’s team after all. If the FA go down that route then the shortest odds at present are for Mauricio Pochettino. He’s 8/1 at Ladbrokes but his time at PSG and Tottenham have rather blunted his appeal.

A surprising name on the list is that of Arsene Wenger. He’s only 16/1 at Coral despite being out of management for years. Not so long out of management is Thomas Tuchel who is 16/1 with Sky Bet.

Can it really be only 66/1 at BetVictor that Sam Allardyce gets a second match as England boss. The same bookies offer the identical price on Steve Bruce replacing Southgate. There’s certainly some strange odds at BetVictor with David Beckham in the queue to be the England boss and only 33/1 to get the job.

Other candidates include Roy Hodgson, Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard and even Roy Keane. Not an inspiring list but probably better than a few more years of Southgate.

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