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Next England manager: Who will replace Sam Allardyce? All the information you need on next England manager odds

Sam Allardyce has left his role at England after one game and 67 games in charge. Gareth Southgate is promoted on a temporary basis, but who will succeed Big Sam permanently?

Next England manager: Sam Allardyce took charge of the Three Lions in 2016 and though he signed a two-year contract he has left by mutual consent after just one game in charge. We provide information on all of the likely candidates, including next England manager odds, right here.

Team Status

The England national football team are one of the two oldest sides in international football (the other being Scotland), and played the world's first international match in 1872. 

Moore remains one of the finest players England has ever produced. (Getty)
Having contested 17 World Cup tournaments over the last 64 years, England achieved their greatest success in 1966 as they won the tournament on home soil, making Three Lions heroes out of Alf Ramsey, Geoff Hurst, Sir Bobby Charlton and Bobby Moore.

England have come close to repeating that success in the years since, notably at the 1990 World Cup in Italy where Gary Lineker and Paul Gascoigne flourished under Bobby Robson’s tutelage but came unstuck in a semi-final penalty shoot-out against Germany.

At the UEFA Euro 1996 competition, England again reached a semi-final of a major international tournament with Alan Shearer doing Terry Venables proud with two goals in a 4-1 romp over the Netherlands, before again losing to Germany in a semi-final penalty shoot-out.

Since then, England have under-performed with Sven Goran Eriksson notching up a tally of quarter-final appearances before Steve McClaren, Fabio Capello and Roy Hodgson all failed to match national expectations.

Hodgson resigned as the England boss after Iceland ended their Euro 2016 hopes early. Media speculation over who will be the next England manager followed before an appointment was made in July.

Step forward Sam Allardyce, a man who inked a two-year deal but lasted just 67 days and one game in charge before an investigation exposed alleged corruption surrounding dubious potential third-party ownership deals. Allardyce left his role and Gareth Southgate took charge on a temporary basis.

Previous England National Team Manager

Sam Allardyce

Allardyce became one of the most noted English coaches in the early part of the 21st century thanks wholly to his strong eight-year management at Bolton Wanderers where he returned a 41% win rate, revolutionised the club facilities, won qualification into the UEFA Cup and signed world class talent like Ivan Campo and Jay-Jay Okocha.

Allardyce has also enjoyed spells at Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United but has thus far failed to replicate the success he enjoyed at the Trotters. 

At Sunderland, despite spending much of the 2015-16 campaign in the relegation zone, Allardyce guided the club into safety and banked one more season in the top flight.

More recently, Allardyce faced a corruption probe just a matter of months into his reign as Three Lions boss.

In a particularly embarrassing ordeal for 'Big Sam', Allardyce is accused of giving advice to undercover reporters posing as businessmen on how to "get around rules" regarding third party ownership of football players. "You can still get around it. I mean obviously the big money's here," he is alleged to have said according to camera recordings. 

Allardyce is embroiled in an entrapment style offer that would have seen him fly to the Far East four times a year to converse with an investment firm who wanted to buy a footballer. In return, he would receive £400,000.

He left by mutual consent on September 27.

England could thrive on the Allardyce style, a management, motivational and tactical style that is part bulldog and part pass. (Getty)


  • There are few coaches at the upper echelons of British football who command as much respect as Sam Allardyce does when it comes to man-management, with a number of former professionals – like Kevin Davies – speaking out in favour of Big Sam.
  • Allardyce’s style is primarily driven by logic. The 61-year-old has an unjust reputation as a chest-thumping primate as he is actually a renowned practitioner of sports science, encourages yoga (something that Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs credited as the secret to his longevity) and utilises Prozone.
  • Allardyce is strong in the transfer market but can also get the best out of players within the roster. 
  • He is noted for the amount of times he has steered a club away from the drop-zone and is a clear motivator.
  • The success of his eight-year stint at Bolton Wanderers is in clear contrast to his failures at Newcastle, arguably his biggest, highest profile and therefore most pressured job.
  • Allardyce has little experience in truly big games and, indeed, has only managed eight matches in major European competition despite overseeing 956 matches from the dug-out.
  • Allardyce is often singled out for the seemingly one-dimensional aspect of his tactics, with managers like Arsene Wenger, Rafa Benitez and Jose Mourinho taking offence to apparent route one balls. However, Allardyce’s methods have a far greater depth than that, he is an expert at set piece drills and would claim that 50-yard passes are not ‘hoofs’ but ‘cultural balls’.
  • Allegations of corruption and potential for embarrassment to the FA.
Mourinho clashed with Allardyce over style. Will England fans, whose team has rarely excelled against top opponents of late, take to Big Sam's strategies? (Getty)

Next England Manager Odds

After Roy Hodgson resigned, British bookmakers thrust a number of managers into the national limelight as Jurgen Klinsmann (6/1), Steve Bruce (8/1), Eddie Howe (12/1), Alan Pardew (25/1), Alan Shearer (25/1), Gary Neville (30/1), Gareth Southgate (30/1) and Arsene Wenger (30/1) were all touted as viable next England managers.

Odds of Allardyce being sacked before England's next match versus Malta were trimmed to 1/3. He left his role on September 27, with Gareth Southgate stepping forward on a temporary basis. 

Main Coaching Staff

Sammy LeeAssistant Manager
TBCFirst Team Coach
Dave WatsonGoalkeeping Coach
Chris NevilleFitness Coach
Gary LewinPhysiotherapist

Key Influences - Who helps decide on the manager's future?

The England national team is run by three key figures at the FA including FA vice-chairman David Gill, FA technical director Dan Ashworth and the man often seen to the right hand side of resigned boss Hodgson and hired manager Allardyce; FA chief executive Martin Glenn.

Significant Previous Managers

Walter Winterbottom1946-1962
Alf Ramsey1963-1974
Bobby Robson1982-1990
Terry Venables1994-1996
Sven-Goran Eriksson2001-2006

International Honours

Number of titles England have won

FIFA World Cup1966

Potential Future England Managers and next England Manager Betting Advice

Barring disaster, Allardyce will be in the role for two years. If the Three Lions perform well (providing they qualify) at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, then Allardyce will likely be rewarded with a contract extension.However, should Big Sam leave after those two years then the England FA will likely revisit previous targets like Howe, Southgate and Wenger as the next England manager.

Up-and-coming coach Eddie Howe could continue to impress at Bournemouth before winning a promotion-of-a-lifetime to one of Europe's big clubs or the England role. (Getty)

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Next England manager: Who will replace Sam Allardyce? All the information you need on next England manager odds

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