Football By Joe Crilly

Hodgson To Hold On To England Hotseat? G Neville To Take Over?

Roy Hodgson has been informed that his job could be under threat should England under-perform at the Euros in France. William Hill think he should be okay, however, offering 2/5 that he takes charge of England’s first match of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

Should Hodgson not be in a job after the Euros, Gary Neville is the 4/1 favourite to take charge with U21s boss, Gareth Southgate, just behind at 11/2. Other names in the mix include Alan Pardew (7/1), Arsene Wenger (10/1) and Eddie Howe (20/1).

“Informing Hodgson that he may or may not lose his job based on Euros performances, perhaps puts undue pressure onto him and the team, however, with England amongst the favourites for the Euros at 10/1, we think he will still be knocking about by the time World Cup 2018 qualifying starts,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Will Roy Hodgson still be England manager for the first game of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers: 2/5 yes; 7/4 no

Next permanent England manager: 4/1 Gary Neville; 11/2 Gareth Southgate; 7/1 Alan Pardew; 10/1 Arsene Wenger; 12/1 Pep Guardiola; 14/1 Jose Mourinho; 16/1 Garry Monk; 16/1 Steve Bruce; 16/1 Tim Sherwood; 20/1 Brendan Rodgers; 20/1 Eddie Howe; 25/1 Paul Clement; 33/1 Alan Shearer; 33/1 Steve McClaren; 33/1 Stuart Pearce

Euro 2016 winner: 3/1 Germany; 7/2 France; 6/1 Spain; 10/1 Belgium; 10/1 England; 14/1 Holland; 14/1 Italy; 20/1 Portugal; 25/1 Croatia; 50/1 Denmark; 50/1 Poland; 66/1 BAR