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Guardiola appointment would be welcomed by England fans

| 25.09.2015

Pep Guardiola has received the backing of England fans, according to the latest Ladbrokes News poll.

Rumours have been circulating that suggest the FA are set to offer the Bayern Munich boss the job of coaching the Three Lions after Euro 2016 with a reported £10m a year contract in the offing.

Pep’s response?

He walked out of a press conference today when asked whether he’d consider becoming Roy Hodgson’s successor.

Was he being coy or is the Spanish supremo genuinely not interested?

However he’s feeling, 67 per cent of voters have made it clear that they want the decorated manager to assume the hot seat once his contract at Bayern expires next summer.

And Ladbrokes have made him a 16/1 shot for the job. 

Both Sven-Goran Eriksson and Fabio Capello have broken the mould as foreign managers who’ve been placed in charge of England so there is a precedent set.

And if you believe the latest paper talk then it seems conceivable the FA’s top brass would once again consider hiring a manager from abroad, especially one with Guardiola’s credentials.


The 44-year-old has himself questioned whether he’s the right man to take his current club forward, leading to speculation around his long-term future in Bavaria.

And with Bayern themselves admitting they’ll only discuss a contract extension once Pep is ready there has been plenty to fan the flames.

Agree with the result? Let us know in the comments section below or via @Ladbrokes!

Latest Ladbrokes betting:

Next England manager

7/1    Gary Neville
8/1    Alan Pardew
10/1    Gareth Southgate
14/1    Garry Monk
14/1    Eddie Howe
16/1    Pep Guardiola
20/1    Brendan Rodgers
20/1    Jose Mourinho
33/1    Harry Redknapp
33/1    Sam Allardyce
100/1    Sir Alex Ferguson
33/1    Mark Sampson
100/1    Frank Lampard
100/1    Steven Gerrard
100/1    David Beckham

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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William Geldart

William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.