Football By Joe Crilly

Southgate’s Audition Begins Against Minnows…How Many Qualifiers Will He Win?

England are 1/50 to win their match against Malta in what will be Gareth Southgate’s first game as the England number one. With Southgate in charge for at least three qualifiers, he is 4/9 to remain undefeated and 5/4 to win them all.


Southgate is the 6/5 favourite to be named as the permanent replacement for Sam Allardyce, while the FA are 1/2 to have appointed a permanent England manager before the New Year.


“Gareth Southgate has an extended interview now and starts with a relatively simple opener,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “Anything but a win against the minnows on Saturday and his price will drift considerably for the top job.”


William Hill odds:


1/50 England; 50/1 Malta; 22/1 draw


5/4 England to win their next three qualifiers


How many points will England get from their next three qualifiers: 4/9 seven points or more; 12/5 five-six points; 7/1 three-four points; 100/1 two points or fewer


England to appoint a permanent manager before the 1st January 2017: 1/2 yes; 6/4 no


Next permanent England manager: 6/5 Gareth Southgate; 3/1 Ralf Rangnick; 4/1 Arsene Wenger; 7/1 Steve Bruce; 10/1 Eddie Howe; 10/1 Roberto Mancini; 12/1 Alan Pardew; 12/1 Glenn Hoddle; 16/1 Jurgen Klinsmann; 20/1 BAR


England to appoint a permanent manager before the end of the Premier League season: 1/4 yes; 11/4 no