Last updated November 30th, 2016
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England Manager Betting Odds
Next England Manager Odds; Best odds bold.
|Bookies Have Suspended Betting, expecting Southgate Appointment To Be Announced|
Bring on Next Muppet from England Manager Odds Table
Sam Allardyce is history after a sting by a national newspaper showed him to be unethical and money-grabbing, so nothing new there then, writes Ross.
More importantly, this has precipitated the need to find a new England manager and the betting odds have opened up without one really strong candidate, though that might have changed by the time you read this.
At the start of this process Gareth Southgate heads the betting market for the next England manager odds. He is already in the England set-up, having enjoyed some success in charge of the under-21 squad. He has been given the full England Manager role on a caretaker basis for the next four matches. So pole position is his to lose, but we already know his penchant for missing a penalty kick.
A measure of how weak this field is is that Glen Hoddle, who had an abysmal campaign as England manager between 1996 and 1999, is as short as 5/1 in the betting as the odds open up. So it could be a return to the failure of the past if he was picked. Frankly nothing the Football Association or the England camp decide should surprise anyone after wholesale incompetence and greed by players, managers and administrators in recent decades.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is high up the lists, and he is possibly a more credible alternative than those ahead of him. Alan Pardew is also near the top of the early market and even Alan Shearer is in the odds comparison table above. However you can be sure that the betting will be volatile, especially the longer the process goes on.
Alan Shearer rather classlessly announced his interest in the job five minutes after the previous failed manager, Roy (or “Woy” as Allardyce likes to call him) Hodgson resigned, while in his role as TV pundit. Shearer had a brief tenure as boss at Newcastle, but no other managerial experience. As Shearer stated, he could hardly do any worse than Hodgson. That is tempting fate.
So how did we get to this stage? England beat absolutely nobody when winning all 10 of their Euro 2016 matches, but nevertheless they and the press typically over-stated the achievement. Sure enough, they looked alright in their group matches, despite failing to convert possessional dominance into goals. They drew with Russia, surely the worst team in the tournament, and fluked a win against an overly-defensive Wales in the dying moments. Their failure to beat Slovakia meant they did not even win the group, for which the bookies had made them odds-on. Wales took that honour.
So England were to play minnows Iceland and were heavy odds-on to go through to the next round, with just a draw required. However the occasion seemed to get to the England players, who were outfought and outbattled by underdogs Iceland. Wayne Rooney fell apart and, along with goalkeeper Joe Hart, put in an abysmal display. Rooney, not for the first time, looked like he had never played a game of football. If he managed to control the ball enough to pass it in the second half then it was only to provide an opposition player with possession. Rooney seems to be made of teflon though, because all the criticism that he is due seems to be reserved for everyone else. It is a real Emperor’s New Clothes scenario that has played out for many years.
Ultimately gutless England were out-thought and out-classed by the tiny amateur Iceland squad and lost 2-1, England’s sole goal being a fortunate penalty in the first minutes of play. Defensively, England were comical and incompetent.
With the end of Hodgson’s reign, we should have seen the end of Rooney in an England shirt, but Allardyce gave notice in his one match at the helm that it was to be more of the same and Rooney was integral. Whoever takes over on a permanent basis, do not expect anything to change on the pitch as long as Rooney pulls the strings and it is highly unlikely anyone has the guts to make that change. Why would you? Getting paid three million pounds a year for the job seems to be the end goal in itself for these salivating managers. What happens on the pitch after that, well, just happens.
The real mugs, as always, are the loyal England fans who put up this nonsense while all the muppets make money for their incompetence or greed. The fans now sit perusing the next England manager odds list, yet again, wondering who in amongst those failed names can save English football. It is a game we may have invented but we seem to have forgotten how to play or manage with any ethics or purpose.