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Next England Manager Odds: Brendan Rodgers favourite

Amid growing speculation around Gareth Southgate's future, Brendan Rodgers has been installed as 4/1 favourite to be the Next England Manager.

Despite a World Cup semi-final appearance in 2018 and a run all the way to the Euro 2020 final - England's first tournament final since 1966 - there have been calls in some quarters for Southgate to leave following the 2-1 defeat to France.

Many may see it as harsh to sack England's most successful manager since Sir Alf Ramsey, but it may be a decision taken out of the FA's hands with Southgate potentially resigning, having suggested he may not have the energy for another tournament cycle.

Should Southgate resign - or be dismissed - it would task the FA with finding their first manager since Sam Allardyce's 67-day reign came to an end in 2016.

It has also reopened the debate as to whether or not the England job should be reserved for an English manager - a policy Allardyce himself has endorsed - but with a lack of obvious candidates, the FA may be forced to look further afield.

Leicester manager Rodgers has been tipped for the England job for a number of years, and with his cycle at the King Power Stadium possibly coming to an end, he may be an easy target for the FA.

Critics have taken shots at Southgate for a perceived overly cautious style of play, particularly considering the wealth of attacking options at his disposal, but a look at some of the tournament winners over the last 10 or 20 years would suggest he's been on the right track.

Didier Deschamps has also received criticism for a negative style of play, but having won a World Cup in 2018 - and potentially 2022 - few can complain. Italy in 2006 won the World Cup conceding twice in the whole tournament - an own goal in the group stage and a penalty in the final against France.

And Spain, while not necessarily negative, instilled a possession-heavy style which would deny their opponents opportunities to punish them, and won three straight tournaments, also conceding twice en route to their 2010 World Cup win. 

Between Luis Aragones and Vicente del Bosque, they leaned on a style of football familiar to most of their squad as club level, with the likes of Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets, Cesc Fabregas and more well-drilled in the tiki-taka philosophy from their time at Barcelona.

If Southgate's tenure has highlighted anything, it's the stark differences between club management and international management. As Claudio Ranieri cited having been fired from Greece after just four games prior to winning the league with Leicester, he only spent around a fortnight actually working with his players, emphasising the need for a manager to implement a style which the players will quickly adapt to.

We've also seen the likes of Fabio Capello and Sven-Goran Eriksson - hugely successful at club level - fall short on the international stage.

There are no guaranteed successes regardless of who England's next manager is, with Mauricio Pochettino and Thomas Tuchel joint-second favourites at 5/1, though their high-intensity, pressing-based styles may not be well-suited to international football. 

Steven Gerrard is fourth favourite at 8/1, though his dismissal from Aston Villa this season would likely mean his appointment would be viewed as uninspiring and a gamble. 

Steve Cooper is 10/1, and while he's recently signed a new contract with Nottingham Forest, he may be the easiest high-profile English manager to pry away from a club with Eddie Howe and Graham Potter (16/1) seemingly settled in the early days of big projects with Newcastle and Chelsea.

Lee Carsley may seem like a left-field name, but if the FA wanted a continuity appointment, there'd be few more fitting than Carsley, the current England U21s coach, taking over from Southgate, himself promoted from the U21 job.

Steve Holland follows a similar school of thought, also 14/1, having worked as Southgate's assistant both with the U21s and senior team, while Sarina Wiegman, Lionesses manager who delivered England's first trophy since 1966, is available at 50/1.

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