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3 managers in waiting if Roy Hodgson is axed by England

| 22.06.2014

Despite being on the brink of a World Cup exit there have been many positives to take from England’s performances in Brazil thus far.

With a bevy of young and creative players the future looks bright for the Three Lions and here at Ladbrokes News we firmly believe Roy Hodgson should remain in charge, at least for Euro 2016 in France.

However, if the miracle England need is not delivered and they crash out at the group stage the inevitable circling of vultures will commence.

Just in case, we run the rule over three potential candidates to finish what Hodgson has started.

Jose Mourinho – The One That Got Away – 10/1

According to reports, the Chelsea manager was offered and then turned down the role after the FA dispensed of Steve ‘The Wally with the Brolly’ McClaren.

The double Champions League winner’s stance has softened somewhat, however, with recent comments suggesting that while he is loving life at Stamford Bridge he is intrigued by the job.

ITV News recently quoted the 51-year-old as saying: “I’m Portuguese 100 per cent but I love your country and if one day the opportunity arises, why not?”

Harry Redknapp – The People’s Choice – 6/1

Newspaper columnists and armchair fans up and down the country were convinced that ‘Arry was the FA’s man last time around.

The timing of his tax case didn’t help matters and while Redknapp claims to have never been approached he must surely have been on the shortlist after his solid work at Tottenham.

Now back in the Premier League after promotion with QPR Harry’s arm-round-the-shoulder approach and attacking style of play continue to make him the fans pick should Roy get the chop.

Brendan Rodgers – The One That Makes Sense – 16/1

With Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson, Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge and Glen Johnson an integral part of England’s present and future who better to make England tick than Rodgers?

The Reds boss was a whisker away from taking the Premier League title to Anfield for the first time last year and is expected to come close again this year.

In trying to sign Adam Lallana Rodgers clearly has an eye for English talent and could have the Three Lions playing like the Kop outfit in no time.

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.