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Next Permanent England Manager Odds*

Mauricio Pochettino
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Brendan Rodgers
Steven Gerrard
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Graham Potter
Thomas Tuchel
Eddie Howe
Steve Cooper

*Odds up to date as of April 25, 2023

England exited the 2022 World Cup at the quarter-final stage on Saturday 10 December, with the Three Lions unfortunately beaten by France. It was a tough defeat to take on a night where England did enough to beat the world champions, with Gareth Southgate now considering whether he wants to continue in his current role.

While the current England manager has a contract with the FA that runs until Euro 2024, there are reports that Southgate could be ready to stand down after a stint which has seen the Three Lions reach the semi-final and quarter-final stage of consecutive World Cups. In between, there was a runner-up performance at the delayed Euro 2020.

The best betting apps have been updating their Next England Manager betting market, with Mauricio Pochettino, Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter amongst the favourites.

Could Pochettino Become First Argentine Coach of England?

It's possible the FA would look to continue appointing Englishmen as coaches of the national team, although Mauricio Pochettino has been a recent market mover and perhaps would be regarded as someone who could reach new heights with the Three Lions thanks to his experiences with Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain.

England have previously installed Sven-Goran Eriksson and Fabio Capello as managers of the national team, with Pochettino having the added advantage of having lived and managed in England. The Argentine was in charge of Southampton before being poached by Tottenham Hotspur where he was regarded as a success. Poch not only helped the North London outfit qualify for the Champions League but also steered them to the final in 2019.

The former PSG coach remains a free agent for the time being and perhaps he could be persuaded to take the top FA job, with Pochettino having previously worked with the likes of Harry Kane and Eric Dier at Tottenham Hotspur. Ultimately, this is a part-time job compared to club football and that might suit his lifestyle.

Brendan Rodgers Available After Leicester Departure

It’s possible the Football Association will continue to hire English-only managers to take charge of the senior team, with Roy Hodgson, Allardyce and Southgate suggesting that’s a course they want to take after the previous tenures of Sven-Goran Eriksson and Fabio Capello.

However, while Brendan Rodgers hails from Northern Ireland, the 49-year-old has been managing in England, Wales and Scotland for his entire career and clearly understands football in this country as a result. Getting the Three Lions gig would almost make him an honorary Englishman.

Rodgers has made a huge success of things at Leicester City and steered them to fifth place in the Premier League for two consecutive seasons along with an FA Cup triumph, while he previously did well with Liverpool and the Reds came fairly close to winning the Premier League title in 2014.

Since then, he has won two domestic trebles north of the border with Celtic and perhaps he’ll eventually aspire to become a national team manager, with Gerrard previously praising his man-management when the pair worked together at Anfield.

Could Thomas Tuchel Become the Next England Manager?

The FA have recently moved away from hiring foreign managers to take charge of the England national team, with Sven-Goran Eriksson and Fabio Capello having previously enjoyed spells in charge of the Three Lions. However, it might be that we're about to see the first German manager take this high-pressured role.

Thomas Tuchel is a well-known name in English football after his time in charge of Chelsea. The former Borussia Dortmund coach actually led the Blues to a Champions League success after replacing Frank Lampard, although he was sacked shortly into the 2022-23 season after some erratic performances convinced the club's new owners to go in a different direction.

It's recently been reported by the Daily Telegraph that Tuchel is interested in replacing Southgate should the opportunity present itself, and Southgate's potential resignation would see the FA open up for interviews when it comes to selecting a suitable candidate. However, the German has recently been appointed manager of Bayern Munich which may be his focus for the foreseeable future. .

Potter Among Favourites Despite Chelsea Nightmare

Graham Potter was the betting favourite to replace Gareth Southgate before his move to Chelsea. Although he remains short in the market to replace Southgate, one might assume the Englishman won't want to take the international reins at this stage of his career.

It's easy to see Potter eventually taking charge of the England team considering he is such a progressive and modern-thinking coach. Having cut his teeth at Swedish club Ostersunds, he then managed Swansea City before being captured by Brighton. It's clear that he's a fantastic man-manager who can get the best out of individual players.

Potter will be linked with the England job should it become vacant, even though his time as Chelsea boss was cut short. 

Could Eddie Howe Be a Good Fit For England

Eddie Howe is another of the bookmakers' favourites to become the next England manager. The Newcastle United manager fits the mould in terms of being a clean-cut well-spoken English coach who has achieved a reasonable amount of success at club level.

Howe transformed the fortunes of his beloved AFC Bournemouth and is a hugely popular figure at St James' Park. Since replacing Steve Bruce as manager of Newcastle, the 45-year-old has steered the Tyneside outfit away from the relegation zone and they are now genuine contenders to qualify for the Champions League this season.

As with Potter, one wouldn't assume that Howe will want to leave his current club in a hurry. This could be the start of great things to come and it would be a surprise if England were able to get close to landing someone who would admittedly be a perfect fit.

Before arriving at St James' Park, Howe previously demonstrated an ability to develop young players at the Vitality Stadium, elevating the Cherries from League One to the Premier League in the process. He also helped Bournemouth thrive on a relatively shoestring budget in a highly competitive league, with the 45-year-old having a wealth of experience working with English players and could be a nice fit as far as the FA is concerned.

It’s not clear whether Howe eventually wants to manage the national team considering the baggage that comes with the job, although he has time on his side and much depends on how things go with Newcastle United. As things stand, the Englishman will be focused on the 2022/23 Premier League season, and he is held in high regard by the Magpies supporters for resurrecting the team's fortunes last term.

Steve Cooper a Market Mover for England Role

Steve Cooper is currently in charge of Nottingham Forest although his position is far from secure at the City Ground. Nottingham Forest have a strong track record of hiring and firing, with the Welshman having steered the Tricky Trees into the Premier League although they have struggled in the top flight so far.

Cooper is someone who was previously successful at Swansea City and he has previously been part of the England setup, having been in charge of the Under-16 and Under-17 teams before taking the Swans role. It's therefore possible that he could return to the FA payroll and be tasked with taking the international team forward.

Cooper will have had the advantage of working with several of the current England squad and perhaps he's the man to bring about some fundamental changes in personnel so that a team can be built for future competitions. The 42-year-old would become an even strong candidate if Forest continue to struggle.

Could Lampard or Gerrard Be Promoted to Head Coach?

Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard dived into football management at exactly the same time, with the summer of 2018 seeing the pair enter high-profile jobs. The former enjoyed a successful first season in charge of Derby County and steered the Rams to the Championship play-off final before Aston Villa beat them.

Similarly, while Gerrard didn’t manage to topple Celtic during his first season in charge of Rangers, the Liverpool legend gave a good account of himself and followed this up with an outstanding Scottish Premiership title success, while the former Liverpool captain also steered the Gers to the business end of the Europa League.

The pair are now both managers of Premier League teams, with Lampard and Gerrard in charge of Everton and Aston Villa, respectively. Both clubs are similarly ambitious in a highly competitive division, with the duo trading at around the 10/1 mark to become the next England boss.

Of the two, you might argue that Lampard is the likelier to replace Southgate. Gerrard is likely to bide his time and hope to get the chance to take charge at Liverpool Football Club, although Lamps has already had the short experience of managing Chelsea and could also be under pressure at Everton within a relatively short space of time.

“If he (Lampard) wants to wait for the national job, I think that could be a long wait,” Chelsea legend Tore Andre Flo said before the Chelsea legend took the Everton job.

“You’re never quite sure when that might come up, but I would have thought he’ll take a job before that.

“That’s just my opinion though and that’s what I think he should do. Sooner or later, clubs will be asking for him.

“I think he would suit most jobs to be honest. He did well at Chelsea, I believe, apart from the dip in form at the end of his time there, which can happen anybody.

“I’m pretty sure he will be back at the top level soon enough.”

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Would Sean Dyche Be On The England Shortlist?

Many people would put Sean Dyche into a similar bracket as Sam Allardyce. The former Burnley manager was successful at Turf Moor due to a pragmatic style of football that allowed the opposition to see plenty of the ball but create effective openings from counter-attacks and set pieces.

Perhaps that is doing Dyche a disservice considering any manager might have to take the same approach in the Premier League with a transfer and playing budget that is among the smallest in the entire division. The 51-year-old was in charge at Turf Moor for around 10 years, while he’s also a straight talker when it comes to his various media duties.

Dyche strikes as a very proud Englishman who would relish the chance to take the ultimate job in football management, with the Kettering-born coach having previously helped Burnley qualify for the Europa League, which was something approaching a minor miracle on a shoestring budget.

Paddy Power is prepared to chalk up 20/1 about the former Watford boss replacing Gareth Southgate, although there are question marks over whether fans would warm to his perceived style of football, even if that changed in accordance with managing a group of potentially more talented players.

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Matthew Glazier for Bookies.com
Matthew Glazier
Matthew Glazier, the former Head of Marketing at bet365, is a veteran in the online betting industry and contributes to Bookies.com.