Potter favourite to replace Southgate as England manager
Coral make Graham Potter the 6/1 favourite in the next England manager betting odds should Gareth Southgate step down from his job following the 2024 European Championship.
Southgate has already acknowledged that next summer’s Euros will have to go extremely well for it to be a “possibility in anybody’s eyes” for him to stay on in the role.
The 52-year-old was parachuted into the hotseat following Sam Allardyce’s ignominious exit in 2016 and has gone on to oversee the national team’s best spell since winning the World Cup.
England reached the 2018 semi-finals before losing the delayed Euro 2020 final in an agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy at Wembley.
There were more signs of progress as the team were edged out by France at last year’s World Cup, but a challenging year meant Southgate had to weigh up whether to see out his contract until 2024.
The England boss decided to stay on after a week of contemplation following Qatar, but next summer’s European Championship could prove his last finals in charge.
“My contract is until the December,” Southgate said in May. “That was always put in place because it would allow everybody reflection time, really.”
Asked if the Euros would be his last tournament, Southgate said: “Who knows? I think we’ll have to go very, very well for that to be a possibility in anybody’s eyes and that’s fair enough. I’m more than comfortable with that.
“My aim is to try and win the tournament and everything I do is geared around that and every conversation I have with the players now is geared around that.
“So, what will happen in the future at the moment it isn’t at the forefront of my mind, but trying to win this European Championship is.”
Potter is out of work after being sacked by Chelsea and while his time at Stamford Bridge was a failure, he is still well regarded due to his success earlier in his career, most notably with Brighton.
Coral’s John Hill said: “Although it didn’t work out for Graham Potter at Chelsea, he is still regarded as one of the brightest English head coaches in the game, and should Gareth Southgate step down as England manager next summer, we make him the favourite to take over,.
“Pep Guardiola is being reported as one of the names on the FA’s shortlist, and he is second best in our betting, while Under-21s head coach Lee Carsley is sure to come under consideration after what he has achieved in that role.”
Next England manager betting odds
6/1 Graham Potter
7/1 Pep Guardiola
8/1 Lee Carsley, Eddie Howe
12/1 Steven Gerrard
14/1 Steve Cooper, Thomas Tuchel
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