Home or away - Who are England's options for the manager's job?


The Football Association is pledging to take its time scouring the globe to find Roy Hodgson's permanent successor.

Here we pick out some home-grown and international contenders for the Three Lions post.

Home-grown options

Gareth Southgate (England Under-21s)

England U21 manager Gareth Southgate

FA chief executive Martin Glenn says the England Under-21s boss would be a "pretty obvious" interim choice and the 45-year-old remains the bookmakers' favourite to succeed Hodgson permanently. Former Middlesbrough boss Southgate oversaw a frustrating group-stage exit from last year's Under-21 European Championship finals in the Czech Republic but led the Young Lions to Toulon glory last month. Best current odds: 6/4

Sam Allardyce (Sunderland)

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce

Boasting oodles of experience and fresh from impressively steering Sunderland away from danger, he is likely to be among the conversation a decade on from missing out on the England job to Steve McClaren. Allardyce may well soon be preparing another PowerPoint presentation for the FA, given Glenn wants someone that can instil a resilience at major tournaments. Best current odds: 14/1

Eddie Howe (Bournemouth)

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe

Young, hungry and talented, the Cherries boss is one of the rising stars in English management. Three promotions were followed up by keeping the Premier League's smallest ever club in the top flight, showing what an exciting prospect Howe is. But at the age of 38, does he have the track record the FA is hoping for? Best current odds: 14/1

Foreign options

Arsene Wenger (Arsenal)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

When chief executive Glenn suggested the FA would be willing to wait a season for the right man, eyes immediately turned to Wenger. The Frenchman's contract at the Emirates Stadium expires next summer and he ticks many boxes, given his widespread experience of English football and impressive overall track record in the game. Best current odds: 25/1

Claudio Ranieri (Leicester)

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri kisses the Premier League trophy

Fresh from leading a 5,000-1 shot to the most remarkable of Premier League titles, the wily Italian has been linked with the vacant England post. Ranieri is said to be interested but is also close to signing a new deal at the King Power Stadium. Furthermore, the 64-year-old's last international job was a disaster, sacked by Greece after an embarrassing home defeat to Faroe Islands in 2014. Best current odds: 40/1

Jurgen Klinsmann (United States national team)

United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann

"I wouldn't knock the idea of appointing Jurgen Klinsmann," former England defender Jamie Carragher says, pointing to him leading Germany to a World Cup semi-final and the USA to this year's Copa America last-four. Klinsmann's Premier League experience is also key but the appointment would likely cause ripples this side of the pond. Not as many tears would be shed Stateside as you may think. Best current odds: 25/1