Next England manager odds: Who are the favourites to succeed Gareth Southgate?

Gareth Southgate has led England to yet another major tournament but some fans want a change.

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

England fans have, on the whole, been pretty pleased with the Three Lions’ progress under Gareth Southgate. Heartbreak at the 2018 World Cup when losing in the semi-finals was followed up by a penalty shootout defeat against Italy in the Euro 2020 final.

Even though most England supporters aren’t over that summer night at Wembley, the Three Lions have been much easier to get behind in recent years than days gone by.

However, following their quarter-final exit at the hands of France in Qatar and ongoing question marks over squad selection, is the end of the line approaching for Southgate? He’s been in the post for seven years so whether he jumps or is pushed, the end does seem to be in sight.

Bowing out after next summer’s Euros could be the perfect time for a fresh start for all parties, so here’s the latest odds on who’s near the top of the next England manager betting.

Pep Guardiola

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is reportedly on the FA’s shortlist of potential successors to Gareth Southgate and it would certainly prove a popular appointment with England fans. He is under contract at the Etihad Stadium until 2025, however, and is unlikely to quit the club for international football a year early.

Pep Guardiola Next Permanent England Manager

Pep Guardiola poses with the Champions League trophy

Graham Potter

Former Chelsea and Brighton boss Graham Potter is biding his time for the right job as he bids to rebuild his reputation after a wretched spell at Stamford Bridge. He earned plenty of plaudits for his fine work at Brighton and his easy-on-the-eye style of play could prove popular with FA bigwigs.

Graham Potter Next Permanent England Manager

Eddie Howe

Eddie Howe was linked with every job going before taking over at Newcastle. The former Bournemouth boss has done a fine job at St James’ Park after guiding the Magpies back to the Champions League for the first time in 20 years. With the Magpies’ form dipping, question marks could be raised over his long-term future at St James’ Park.

Eddie Howe Next Permanent England Manager

Lee Carsley

Lee Carsley is a manager on the rise after guiding England’s Under-21s to the European Under-21 Championships in the summer, while getting his crop playing an attractive brand of football. An in-house appointment could prove attractive to the FA after Southgate’s success.

Lee Carsley Next Permanent England Manager

Mauricio Pochettino

How about a touch of South American flair? Mauricio Pochettino currently occupies the hot-seat at Chelsea and he will be expected to deliver on Todd Boehly’s hefty investment in new players. Could the former Tottenham and PSG boss be available next summer?

Mauricio Pochettino Next Permanent England Manager

Steven Gerrard

Oh Stevie, where did it all go wrong? The Liverpool legend made an impressive start to life as a manager with Rangers but things quickly turned sour at Aston Villa before heading to moneybags Saudi Arabia with Al-Ettifaq. He racked up 114 caps for the Three Lions and would surely jump at the chance to take the England job.

Steven Gerrard Next Permanent England Manager

Steve Cooper

There’s no doubt Steve Cooper was under pressure to perform at Nottingham Forest after the Tricky Trees splurged £1.7bn on 3,428 new players ahead of the 2022/23 season – but he delivered to keep the club in the Premier League. He has since been axed by Forest but he has experience in the FA set up, just like Southgate did before he took the reins.

Steve Cooper Next Permanent England Manager

Thomas Tuchel

The final name on the list has experience of English football after a rollercoaster ride at Chelsea. Thomas Tuchel is back in Germany after taking the reins at Bayern Munich but the German giants have high standards and he could become available if the club don’t enjoy a trophy-laden campaign.

Thomas Tuchel Next Permanent England Manager

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

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