Who are the Bookies Backing to Replace Southgate as England Manager?

Who could take on the England role after the summer's European Championships?

Top 3 Prospects Bookies are Backing to Replace Southgate as England Manager
Top 3 Prospects Bookies are Backing to Replace Southgate as England Manager

Gareth Southgate might conclude his eight-year tenure as England's manager this summer amid interest from Manchester United.

Co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe reportedly eyes Southgate as Erik ten Hag's successor due to the latter's uncertain future caused by inconsistent team performance and internal conflicts. But, who could take on the England role after the summer's European Championships? In this blog, we have used odds courtesy of our betting partners at BetMGM Sportsbook.

Graham Potter: 8/1

Graham Potter has been without a managerial position since parting ways with Chelsea in April of the previous year. At 48, Potter seems to be holding out for an ideal opportunity, having declined proposals from Lyon, Leicester City, and the Swedish national team. The role of England manager could be the perfect fit he's waiting for. Potter has built connections with players such as Ben Chilwell, Lewis Dunk, and Conor Gallagher from his past managerial roles. Despite a challenging tenure at Chelsea, the ex-defender demonstrated his capabilities during his time with Brighton.

Eddie Howe: 9/1

Rumours suggest the Newcastle head coach is on the FA's radar as a possible successor for the England managerial role, should it become available.

Howe's knack for elevating player performance, notably in athletes like Anthony Gordon, Kieran Trippier, and Harvey Barnes, positions him as a strong candidate to follow Southgate.

Nonetheless, it's believed he's not keen on the position. Preferring to steer clear of an international coaching role for now, the 46-year-old aspires to remain with Newcastle over the long haul.

Jose Mourinho: 10/1

Regardless of one's feelings towards Mourinho, his selection as the England manager would undoubtedly spark interest.

The ex-Chelsea, Manchester United, and Tottenham coach is currently without a team, following his departure from Roma in January.

Despite rumors of potential moves to Barcelona and the Saudi Pro League, he remains unattached to a new role.

However, former Chelsea standout Mario Melchiot has suggested that Mourinho might take on the England managerial position in the future.

He told Ladbrokes Fanzone: "Do I see him coming back to England? I'm not sure. Why would he? He has done so many great things in this country.

"He had two spells in charge of Chelsea and was successful in both, he's also managed Manchester United and Tottenham before going out to Italy.

"I just don't know what else he'd need to prove in England. What is he going to do next? Go to Liverpool? Probably not. I suppose the only job he might take in England, now, is the national job.

"It's something that has been spoken about in the past and, personally, I think that would just come down to what the FA want from their next manager."

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