England’s Next Manager: Bookies reveal favourites

Mauricio Pochettino (left) and Eddie Howe (right) are both favourites to take the reigns at Wembley

Mauricio Pochettino is named as the favourite to replace Gareth Southgate as England boss after exiting the World Cup in the quarter-finals.

After a promising start to the World Cup in Qatar, the Three Lions fell to the hands of the reigning champions France, losing 2-0 at the quarter-final stage in Doha.

Despite remaining in his job, there are rumours that England boss Gareth Southgate will step down before qualifiers kick-off for the European Championships in Germany.

Bookmakers in the UK have begun taking bets for Southgate’s successor, with some familiar names listed as front runners for the prestigious gig.

Former Tottenham Hotspur and PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino is currently the favourite according to OddsChecker, listed at 5/1.

England legends Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard are also named among the people named to replace Southgate, as well as Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe and Lionesses boss Sarina Wiegman.

The following odds are correct as of Thursday, December 15th 2022:

  • Mauricio Pochettino (5/1)
  • Thomas Tuchel (6/1)
  • Brendan Rodgers (9/1)
  • Eddie Howe (12/1)
  • Graham Potter (14/1)
  • Steven Gerrard (16/1)
  • Steve Cooper (16/1)
  • Frank Lampard (16/1)
  • Wayne Rooney (18/1)
  • Jose Mourinho (25/1)
  • Scott Parker (33/1)
  • Sarina Wiegman (40/1)

Southgate took the reigns as manager in 2016, initially as interim coach after Sam Allardyce resigned. He led England to their first World Cup semi-final since 1990 in 2018, a third-place finish in the 2019 UEFA Nations League, and their second-ever major final in 2021. He is statistically the most successful England manager since World Cup-winning coach, Alf Ramsay.