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Sam Allardyce now strong favourite for the England job

| 12.07.2016

Sam Allardyce has been backed into 11/10 favouritism to succeed Roy Hodgson as England manager this summer.

The Sunderland manager has seen his odds tumble from 10/1, following a host of bets backing Big Sam for the role.

Current USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann is next in the betting at 7/2, with Eddie Howe 9/1 following his impressive time at Bournemouth.

Former Three Lions manager Glenn Hoddle is 14s to return to the job, the same price as former Netherlands and Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink.

A Ladbrokes spokesperson said: “Allardyce is finding plenty of favour among punters, and Big Sam is now strong favourite to lead the Three Lions into the next chapter.”

England will kick-off their new era away in Slovakia, for the first game of qualifying for World Cup 2018.

In a group also featuring Scotland, Slovenia, Lithuania and Malta, the Three Lions are 1/4 favourites to top the group for Russia 2018.

England odds:

Next permanent England manager:

Sam Allardyce – 11/10

Jurgen Klinsmann – 7/2

Eddie Howe – 9/1

Glenn Hoddle – 14/1

Guus Hiddink – 14/1

Alan Pardew – 20/1

Harry Redknapp – 20/1

Steve Bruce – 20/1

Arsene Wenger – 20/1

25/1 BAR

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



Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.