Next England manager odds: Who could succeed struggling Gareth Southgate?

Some of the fans have turned on the Three Lions boss - so who could be next?


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England fans have largely been over the moon 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 at Euro 2020.

Even though every England supporter isn’t over that summer night at Wembley, the Three Lions have been much easier to get behind than in recent years.


But, after a disasterous summer of Nations League action in games against Italy, Germany and Hungary, the heat is on the former Middlesbrough boss more than ever.

Chants of ‘you don’t know what you’re doing’ rang around Molineux along with loud boos as Hungary went 3-0 in the final match of the busy June break. It got worse not long after, with the hosts falling to hugely surprising 4-0 defeat. Ouch.

But who could replace Southgate in the dugout should the FA decide a change is called for?

Dean Smith

Norwich boss Dean Smith was sacked by his boyhood club Aston Villa and ended up at Norwich. However, the Canaries are back in the Championship after once again failing to impress in the Premier League. He would probably play Jack Grealish consistently too, which would please a lot of fans.

Dean Smith Next Permanent England Manager

Sean Dyche

Big Mike Bassett England manager vibes if Sean Dyche takes the top job. 4-4-f*****g-2, reciting Kipling, getting it up to the big man, no messing about and 0-0 draws with Lithuania and Estonia at home in group qualifying awaits.

Sean Dyche Next Permanent England Manager

Eddie Howe

Eddie Howe was linked with every job going before taking over at Newcastle at the back end of last year. The former Bournemouth boss has done a fine job at St James’ Park after spending £355m in the January transfer window but could he get the best out of the current England stars?

Eddie Howe Next Permanent England Manager

Graham Potter

Graham Potter

Brighton boss Graham Potter has a fine reputation for his easy on the eye football, however, his side fails to put sides away and they struggle to string wins together. Maybe with better players his side would be unstoppable?

Graham Potter Next Permanent England Manager

Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard is back in work after taking the Everton job following a few months at home after behind sacked by his beloved Chelsea. Lampard couldn’t quite hack it at the top of the club game and international football might be more to his liking, after all, you can’t blow £200m on transfers in this sphere. Expect Mason Mount to become captain and start every game up front.

Frank Lampard Next Permanent England Manager

Steve Gerrard

Former Rangers and current Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard had an impressive start to life as a manager, ending Celtic’s stranglehold on the Scottish Premiership in emphatic fashion. He’s impressed since taking over at Villa Park too, with the Liverpool legend implementing a high press and high energy style of play. 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

Mauricio Pochettino

How about a touch of continental flair? Poch is heading out of a job after PSG decided to throw their cash at someone else, and he’s plenty of experience of English football having impressed at Southampton and Spurs.

Mauricio Pochettino Next Permanent England Manager

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