Pressure is building on Gareth Southgate following England’s shock defeat to Hungary on mid June, which leaves them winless in the Nations League. Will Gareth Southgate be England manager for the first game of the 2022 World Cup? And who should replace him? Read here how to bet on the next England manager betting market, find the favourites, best odds and free bets from the best betting sites in the UK and around the world!
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Gareth Southgate has led The Three Lions to World Cup semi-finals and European Championships final in his two major tournaments in charge.
But talk of a change of the England boss comes as a result of England's lacklustre Nations League campaign.
The Three Lions suffered their worst home defeat in more than 90 years after losing 4-0 to 40th-ranked Hungary. The head coach received chants of "you don't know what you're doing" from his own fans.
In the other three Nations League outings, Gareth Southgate's men also struggled to score, managing to draw against Germany (1-1) and Italy (0-0) and suffered a 1-0 defeat in Budapest against the Magyars.
It's the first time since 2014 that England have gone on a four-game winless streak.
As a result the Three Lions are in a relegation scrap in the Nations League as they sit three points adrift at the bottom of Group A3, with games away at Italy and at home to Germany still to play.
It's expected only maximum points from those final two games will be enough to save England (and the Three Lions' boss) from relegation to League B. They are now 2/9 with Coral to finish bottom of the table and be relegated, and odds-on to be knocked out in the group stage of the World Cup.
Who are the favourites to replace Southgate?
Many of the usual suspects are among the favourites for the top job.
Graham Potter, a former player who played as a left-back, is an English professional football manager. He is the head coach of Premier League club Brighton and impressed England fans with the Seagulls' attractive style of play across the last three seasons. He was available at 12/1 to replace Gareth Southgate but has shortened markedly to 3/1 frontrunner.
Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe is another serious contender to take the England job after Gareth Southgate's reign. He took charge at St James' Park last November and did a fine job, helping The Magpies to emphatically climbing out of the relegation zone. As far as we know, the 44-year-old remains committed to his role at Newcastle as he prepares his side for the 2022-23 season.
Mauricio Pochettino's odds have shortened overnight. The 50-year-old has won a league title and a French Cup in his year and a half in charge, but has been unable to achieve the Champions League success he was tasked with despite the signings of Leo Messi, Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Georginio Wijnaldum, Nuno Mendes and Achraf Hakimi last year. The Argentine had previously enjoyed successful spells in England with Southampton and Tottenham, and will be a popular choice amoung football fans in England. Poch would become only the third foreign manager to take the role with Sven-Goran Eriksson the first and Italian Fabio Capello the last.
Next England Manager FavouritesHere are the odds of the top 3 favourites to be appointed as next England permanent manager.
The dark horses
Further down the market, Steve Holland is priced 16/1 with Paddy Power to step up and become the next England permanent manager.
Steve Cooper helped Nottingham Forest to end their 23-year wait to return to the Premier League, and is available at 16/1 to become next England boss with Betfair.
Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard are other two interesting options. The former steered Everton to safety after once staring down the barrel of Championship football next season. The latter won the Scottish Premiership title with Rangers in the 2020/21 season and an impressive season at Aston Villa since taking the job from Dean Smith. The have racked up more than 100 caps each for the Three Lions and would surely jump at the chance to take the England job.
Aidy Boothroyd carries an interesting price differential. The former England under 21's manager has been priced at 100/1 several bookies but as short as 20/1 with many new betting sites.
Pep Guardiola would make every single fan happy. He is one of the most decodated manager of all-time and has recently led Manchester City to yet another Premier League title. Honestly, we don't see Pep ready to manage a national team at the moment.
The likes of Chris Wilder, Dean Smith, Sean Dyche, Arsene Wenger, Scott Parker and Brendan Rodgers are the other outsiders with thin chances to take the top job.
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Latest Permanent England Next Manager Odds
Who could replace the current England manager Gareth Southgate? The following are the next England manager betting odds, updated on 16th June 2022:
- Graham Potter 10/3
- Eddie Howe 6/1
- Mauricio Pochettino 10/1
- Frank Lampard @ 10/1
- Steven Gerrard 11/1
- Steve Cooper 16/1
- Brendan Rodgers @ 16/1
- Steve Holland @ 16/1
- Arsene Wenger @ 20/1
- Pep Guardiola @ 20/1
- Sean Dyche @ 20/1