Southgate knighthood odds cut again as football plans trip home

England's comfortable win over Sweden has seen their World Cup odds tumble, and we've also been forced to slash the price on their manager getting a gong...


Following England’s easy World Cup quarter-final win over Sweden, we’ve had to once again slice the odds on manager Gareth Southgate being knighted.

Our traders now make it just 6/4 that the boss is honoured in the New Year’s honours list at the end of the year – a price which was 6/1 before the Sweden game, and a whopping 250/1 before the tournament began!

Captain Harry Kane is in pole position to win the Golden Boot at the tournament (1/8 fav) and is himself 10/1 to be knighted.

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Now, with ‘It’s Coming Home’ fever in full-swing, the Three Lions are the 5/2 second-favourites behind France to win the competition. And, it’s 1/5 that Three Lions will be UK Number One in the Singles Chart for July 2018.

Our spokesman Paddy Power said: “It’s amazing how it’s gone from ‘It’s Coming Home!’ to, erm… ‘You know what lads, it might ACTUALLY be coming home’ in the space of a couple of weeks.

“Now England are in the semi-finals, it’s so close you fell like you could reach out and take it. And now, it looks like Southgate could be on for a knighthood. Get your waistcoats at the ready!”


1/8 – Harry Kane to win World Cup Golden Boot
1/5 – Three Lions to be UK Number One for July
6/4 – Gareth Southgate to be knighted in the New Year’s Honours list
5/2 – England to win the 2018 World Cup
10/1 – Harry Kane to be knighted in the New Year’s Honours list

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