Mauricio Pochettino attracts interest in Next England Manager Odds

Brighton's Potter the favourite to take over from Southgate, but is Poch on the prowl?

Graham Potter / Brighton ©IMAGO / Pro Sports Images 22.05.2022

Next England Manager Odds: England’s calamitous 4-0 defeat at Molineux in midweek against Hungary has heaped some massive pressure on Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate.

It has also sparked some renewed interest in the Next England Manager betting odds. We will dive into all of that right here.

Next Permanent England Manager Odds

Graham Potter 3/1
Eddie Howe 5/1
Mauricio Pochettino 10/1
Frank Lampard 10/1
Steven Gerrard 10/1
Steve Cooper 16/1
Brendan Rodgers 16/1
Steve Holland 16/1
20/1 bar
* (odds recorded at 21:14 GMT on June 15th, 2022 at Paddy Power).

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Nations League highlights England’s issues

It has been nothing short of a dismal UEFA Nations League campaign, with England failing to win any of their four matches.

Things got off on a sour note as they were beaten 1-0 away in Hungary.

A lucky 1-1 draw in Germany followed before being held to a 0-0 draw by the rebuilding Italy.

But on Wednesday night, with Gareth Southgate experimenting with his side, the Three Lions were humbled 4-0 by the Hungarians.

It was a bitter night for England fans and those at the ground made their disapproval of what they were seeing, heard.

The result on the night was bad, but the frustrations were already boiling.

England have looked jaded, uninspired, slow and mentally frail throughout all four Nations League matches.

England don’t appear to be set up to win matches.

Southgate has persisted with his two holding midfielders and hasn’t yet some of England’s best young creative talents off the leash.

Their only goal game across the four matches came from the penalty spot to earn them a draw against Germany.

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Do past performances save Southgate?

England now have just two competitive matches before the start of the 2022 World Cup in November.

That’s little time to put things right.

It would leave no time for change either if those matches, England’s final two in the Nations League to be played in September, don’t see the Three Lions produce better performances.

England go to Italy on September 23rd, before finishing their Nations League campaign at home against Germany on September 26th.

Southgate took England to the 2018 World Cup semi-final where they were beaten by Croatia, and then to the Euro 2020 Final.

At Wembley for the Euro 2020 Final, England opened the scoring early against Italy. Instead of pushing on, they then sat back for the entire match and invited pressure.

Even when Italy inevitably equalised, Southgate refused to change tactics or personnel.

But the track record at tournaments at least has been there. It could be argued though that in both tournaments, England benefited from favourable draws.

What could still go right

The flimsy excuse of players being tired at the end of a long season doesn’t particularly hold water with England supporters.

This is a World Cup year and had the tournament been held at its usual time of the year, then players would have to have been fit and ready.

Has Southgate lost the England dressing room? Is he the right man for the World Cup 2022?

One thing that could be in Southgate’s favour is timing.

This year’s World Cup, for which England are a quote of 13/2 to win comes at a nice time* (odds recorded at 21:14 GMT on June 15th, 2022 at Paddy Power).

The Premier League 2022/23 season starts in early August and the FIFA World Cup starts on November 21.

So players will have had the summer to rest up, and plenty of time at the start of the new season to regain match sharpness and fitness.

The “tiredness” excuse can’t be used for this World Cup.

England are in drawn in Group B at the 2022 World Cup alongside Wales, USA and Iran.

The Three Lions are 1/3 odds-on favourites to win the section* (odds recorded at 21:14 GMT on June 15th, 2022 at Paddy Power).

World Cup 2022 Odds

Brazil 5/1
France 11/2
England 13/2
Spain 8/1
Argentina 8/1
Germany 9/1
Portugal 12/1
Netherlands 12/1
Belgium 11/1
Denmark 25/1
Croatia 45/1
50/1 bar
* (odds recorded at 21:14 GMT on June 15th, 2022 at Paddy Power).

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Next England Manager Betting

Without question, the 2022 World Cup is now going to define Gareth Southgate’s future in the hot seat.

Reaching the final four again may well keep him in it.

England are unlikely to change managers before the World Cup, although based on their failing Nations League campaign, they would have to.

But at some point, Southgate is going to go.

Graham Potter is the current 3/1 favourite to replace him* (odds recorded at 21:14 GMT on June 15th, 2022 at Paddy Power).

Our betting prediction:
Pochettino Next England Manager

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* (odds recorded at 21:14 GMT on June 15th, 2022 at Paddy Power).


Graham Potter

The Brighton boss has done a tremendous job with the club, getting the Seagulls a top ten finish in the Premier League this season.

Potter’s style is in stark contrast to the negative tactics that Southgate has proceeded. Potter has been winning plaudits for his attractive, open style of play.

He is top of the betting list right now.

Graham Potter 3/1
* (odds recorded at 21:14 GMT on June 15th, 2022 at Paddy Power).

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Eddie Howe

Half a season with Newcastle and Eddie Howe is surely on the minds of punters as being the next England boss. It may only have been half a season on Tyneside but what time it was.

Howe took over with the Magpies in desperate trouble. Newcastle failed to win any of their first fourteen league matches of the campaign.

But Howe’s arrival, along with some funds for January purchases, saw Howe land them an 11th place finish.

Eddie Howe 6/1
* (odds recorded at 21:14 GMT on June 15th, 2022 at Paddy Power).

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Mauricio Pochettino

All the noise out of PSG recently in football news is that Mauricio Pochettino won’t be seeing out the final year of his contract with them.

He is one of the top club managers around and was heavily linked with the Man Utd job.

But the Red Devils have Erik ten Hag in place now and it is difficult to see how Poch shoehorns his way into a job at one of Europe’s elite right now.

The style of attacking, fluent football that Pochettino installed during his time at Spurs in the Premier League would make him an appealing pick.

England have only previously had two foreign managers, Sven Goran Erikssen and Fabio Capello.

Getting Pochettino would likely mean that England would need to move for him now, though.

A couple of months into a new club season and if any top team like Juventus, Barcelona or Chelsea are having problems getting up and running, then Poch would be a target for someone like that.

Behind those three former England midfielders Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard are there at 10/1 odds* (odds recorded at 21:14 GMT on June 15th, 2022 at Paddy Power).

The England hierarchy do seem to prefer a home-grown manager and may see someone like that as a big way to get up a squad that’s in the doldrums.

Mauricio Pochettino 10/1
* (odds recorded at 21:14 GMT on June 15th, 2022 at Paddy Power).

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