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Watch out for former Chelsea boss in race for England job

| 10.07.2016

According to the betting, USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann is the leading contender to replace Roy Hodgson as England manager, but it could be another foreign boss that gets the gig.

Former Tottenham striker Klinsmann is our 7/4 favourite to take over in the Three Lions dugout, with reports on Sunday morning indicating that his bosses in America would not stand in the way of a switch.

However, elsewhere in the media it has been suggested that recently-departed Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink is gaining pace in the scramble for the national vacancy.

The Mail on Sunday indicate the Dutchman would be happy to take over England on a short-term basis, using his time to nurture both a young squad and potential successor.

According to the paper, Hiddink would work alongside youthful English coaches like Eddie Howe and Gareth Southgate to help prepare them to take the reins full time after the 2018 World Cup.

That would be a role that the 10/1 shot has grown accustomed to of late, having twice managed Chelsea on an interim basis in the past.

A hugely experience manager, both at club and international level, Hiddink could provide a guiding hand to the likes of Howe before stepping away.

Howe is thought to be one of the leading English candidates for the job alongside Sunderland’s Sam Allardyce. The latter is shorter in our betting at 5/1 however, with Howe available at 8s.

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



Matt Wiggins

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