Football By Joe Crilly

Who Will Be Joining Big Sam On The England Bench?

After Bayern Munich blocked England’s approach for Paul Clement, William Hill are offering odds on who will be sat alongside Sam Allardyce on the bench for the Slovakia game. Paul Clement is 2/1 to be there with long-time friend, Phil Brown is 9/4. Both Rio Ferdinand and Gareth Southgate are 5/1 with Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard both 8/1.

“Sam will be desperate to get some of his mates but also people with standing in the game although it looks as though the Paul Clement ship may be sailing,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

To be on the bench as part of England’s coaching staff vs Slovakia 04/09/16:

Paul Clement: 2/1 yes; 4/11 no

Rio Ferdinand: 5/1 yes; 1/9 no

Frank Lampard: 8/1 yes; 1/20 no

Steven Gerrard: 8/1 yes; 1/20 no

Phil Brown: 9/4 yes; 1/3 no

Gareth Southgate: 5/1 yes; 1/9 no