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Next England manager: Contenders to replace Sam Allardyce


The Football Association are once again in the hunt for a new manager after Sam Allardyce sensationally left his post by mutual consent after just 67 days in the role. Below we we assess the options to take over from Big Sam.

Eddie Howe (Best Price Bet365 19.0)

Pros: One of the brightest managerial prospects in English football, his work at Bournemouth has been little short of exceptional.
Cons: His experience is limited to Bournemouth. Would need to keep the club up with something to spare this season to really make a case for the job.

Roberto Mancini (Best Price 888bet 18.0)

Pros: The Italian press have tipped former Leicester striker and Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini to get the position. He has experience of the English game and is currently available after being sacked by Inter Milan recently.
Cons: Has a reputation of being difficult to work with after falling out with a number of people at the Etihad.

Glen Hoddle (Best Price PaddyPower 15.0)

Pros: Still considered one of the finest technical thinkers in the game and knows how to motivate players.
Cons: Has been out of management for a considerable amount of time. His last tenure with England did not end well.

Steve Bruce (Best Price VCBet 13.0)

Pros: The former Hull City manager is without a job right now and would jump at the chance of managing the England national team. If Southgate feels he is not ready for the job yet and Howe decides to grow as the manager of Bournemouth for now, Bruce could be a decent option for the national team.
Cons: Has never managed a top club and his most recent experience has been at Hull who got relegated last season.

Ralf Rangnick (Best Price Coral 6.0)

Pros: odds on the German to take over have been slashed in recent days from 50.0 to 6.0 after England chiefs let it be known they were in talks with him and have been following his progress for some time. Rangnick’s fast and aggressive playing style would be a decent fit for England’s current crop of players.
Cons: No experience of the English game and despite a stint at Schalke , his CV is not bursting with top flight experience.

Arsene Wenger (Best Price Bet365 6.0)

Pros: In Wenger there is no overseas coach that can compare with his understanding of the English game. The Frenchman has refused to be drawn on rumours that he was their first choice before Allardyce.
Cons: Arsene Wenger has worked hard to build a legacy at Arsenal, and he will know the scrutiny and expectation that comes with being an England manager. It’s a job that’s held in high regards but is also a poisoned chalice, why would he want to risk his reputation he has meticulously built up over the last 20 years?

Gareth Southgate (Best Price PaddyPower 3.0)

Pros: The current caretaker manager has 4 games to impress the FA. He has built up a reputation and trust after three years with the under 21s. Having earnt 52 caps with the Three Lions he would be a popular choice with fans.
Cons: Mediocre club management record and his England under-21s flopped badly at the recent European Championship.