England next manager odds: Pochettino and Tuchel favourites after huge ‘shake up’, Rooney, Wenger and Lampard in the mix

MAURICIO POCHETTINO is the new favourite to succeed Gareth Southgate as the next England manager.

That’s according to bookmakers Betfair after a massive shift in the betting market that’s also seen Thomas Tuchel’s odds slashed.

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Pochettino, 50, was offered at 5/1 but has shortened over the last 24 hours.

It’s a similar story for former Chelsea boss Tuchel, who is now priced at 6/1 second-favourite having been 10/1 on Monday.

The pair are both open to the prospect of succeeding Southgate as Three Lions chief.

And their chances of landing the role has been boosted after a reports the Football Association will consider foreign candidates for the position.

The FA are having to consider all scenarios with Southgate still undecided on his future, despite being contracted until December 2024.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers and Nottingham Forest’s Steve Cooper are available at 15/2 and 8/1 respectively.

Graham Potter had been the 7/2 favourite but is now 14/1 to take on the England role. Eddie Howe’s odds have also drifted to 9/1 from 4/1 following the reports.

England next manager

Betfair odds

Mauricio Pochettino – 4/1
Thomas Tuchel – 6/1
Brendan Rodgers – 15/2
Steve Cooper – 8/1
Eddie Howe – 9/1
Frank Lampard – 14/1
Graham Potter – 14/1
Arsene Wenger – 16/1
Steven Gerrard – 16/1
Sarina Wiegman – 16/1
Wayne Rooney – 20/1
Dean Smith – 25/1
Steve Holland – 25/1

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Betfair spokesperson Sam Rosbottom said: “Betting markets have been shaken up after it was reported that the FA may consider a foreign coach to be the next England manager should Gareth Southgate leave.

“Mauricio Pochettino now finds himself the 4/1 favourite having previously been 5/1 and trailing previous favourite Graham Potter and Eddie Howe in the betting.

“Potter is now 14/1 having been 7/2, while Eddie Howe has drifted to 9/1 from 4/1.”

Southgate took charge in 2016 after Sam Allardyce’s contract was terminated after only 67 days.

The 52-year-old guided England to a World Cup semi-final in 2018.

He also reached the 2020 European Championship final, which was only the second occasion an England manager had taken the country that far in a major tournament.

He’s previously made it clear that he will not stay where he is not wanted following criticism of England’s disastrous Nations League campaign over the summer.

But the Football Association want him to stay on until at least Euro 2024 and the players are fully behind him.

Having exited the World Cup to France, Southgate is reflecting on his future and admits he feels ‘conflicted’ about the decision.

Southgate said: “I’ve found large parts of the last 18 months difficult.

“For everything that I’ve loved about the last few weeks, I still have … how things have been for 18 months. What’s been said and what’s been written. The night at Wolves. There’s lots of things in my head that’s really conflicted at the moment.

“What I want to make sure, if it’s the right thing to stay, is that I’ve definitely got the energy to do that. I don’t want to be four or five months down the line thinking: ‘I’ve made the wrong call.’ It’s too important for everybody to get that wrong.”

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