Football By Joe Crilly

Odds Suggest The Hunt For Roy’s Replacement Will Take A While

Gareth Southgate is the clear 6/4 favourite to bag the England manager’s job following the departure of Roy Hodgson according to William Hill who offer 5/4 that the national side have a permanent manager in place in time for when they face Slovakia in September.

Glenn Hoddle is the 6/1 second favourite to take over from Hodgson with Eddie Howe 9/1 and both Alan Pardew and Harry Redknapp 10/1.

“The repercussions of England’s defeat to Iceland have been swift however, we think that the hunt for a new manger will be anything but and it is odds on that there is no man in place by the time the World Cup qualifiers start,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Who will start England’s first game of WC qualifying in goal: 4/7 Joe Hart; 5/2 Fraser Forster; 6/1 Jack Butland; 16/1 Tom Heaton; 33/1 Ben Foster

How many of the starting XI that featured against Iceland will start England’s next competitive fixture: 5/1 eleven or ten; 7/4 seven, eight or nine; 13/8 five or six; 10/3 four or less

Will there be a permanent England manager in place in time for the Slovakia game in September: 5/4 yes; 4/7 no

Next permanent England manager: 6/4 Gareth Southgate; 6/1 Glenn Hoddle; 9/1 Eddie Howe; 10/1 Alan Pardew; 10/1 Harry Redknapp; 11/1 Alan Shearer; 12/1 Sam Allardyce; 16/1 Gary Neville; 20/1 Guus Hiddink; 20/1 Jurgen Klinsmann; 20/1 Slaven Bilic; 25/1 Arsene Wenger; 25/1 Claudio Ranieri; 25/1 David Moyes; 25/1 Laurent Blanc; 25/1 Manuel Pellegrini; 25/1 Rafa Benitez; 33/1 BAR