Burnley boss Sean Dyche installed as favourite for England job!

Sean Dyche has been installed as the clear favourite to take over from Gareth Southgate as next permanent England national team manager.

Thursday, 15th October 2020, 5:48 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th October 2020, 5:52 pm
Sean Dyche

The 49-year-old is the 4/1 market leader to be named next Three Lions boss, ahead of a host of other English Premier League managers.

Dyche has been popular with punters following England’s 1-0 loss to Denmark last night, attracting 16% of all bets since the game ended.

Brighton manager Graham Potter is 7/1 second favourite, followed by recently departed Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe (7/1).

Chris Wilder is 11/1 for the top international job, whilst two of England’s ‘Golden Generation’, Frank Lampard (12/1) and Steven Gerrard (12/1), share the same price.

Arsene Wenger is the first non-English name on the list, whilst Brendan Rodgers (16/1), Jose Mourinho (20/1) and Antonio Conte (40/1) are all unlikely.

It’s 66/1 that the FA put the ‘pint of wine’ fiasco behind them and re-employ Sam Allardyce, Whilst Sol Campbell (80/1) and Harry Redknapp (100/1) round off the market.

Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson: "Despite his relative success as England manager, the tide is starting to turn against Gareth Southgate.

"While Southgate's removal from his role is still very unlikely, the market for his replacement suggests Sean Dyche is the best bet, despite his very different philosophies on the pitch."

https://www.oddschecker.com/football/football-specials/england/next-permanent-managerSouthgate has come in for criticism after the 1-0 defeat against Denmark at Wembley in the Nations League, but that setback was the Three Lions' first defeat in a year, since the 2-1 loss in the Czech Republic, when England had already qualified for Euro 2020.

It appears highly unlikely the FA will dispense with the man who led the country to only their third-ever World Cup semi-final in 2018, and the Nations League last four last summer, but Dyche has his backers for the post - indeed former England coach Roy Hodgson said two years ago of Dyche: “Could he manage internationally? Of course, why not.

"The job of England manager is who the FA think is the right person for the job. Why should he not be considered?"