Redknapp heads next England manager betting as Capello tests FA

Fabio Capello has resigned from his job as England manager. The news came out on a dramatic Wednesday which had earlier seen Harry Redknapp acquitted of tax evasion charges at Southwark Crown Court. That news had seen Redknapp clipped into odds on favourite in the betting for the Next England Manager and Paddy Power go best price 8/15 on Redknapp being named as Capello's replacement.

There had a spurt of activity on Monday morning following the news that Fabio Capello had publicly disagreed with the FA's decision to rid John Terry of the captain's armband. England supporters are used to the traditional pre-summer tournament meltdown, usually triggered by an injury to a top player or a tabloid story which puts the mockers on a player, but in the snowy month of February, a good 5 months ahead of Euro 2012, this latest crisis seems much sooner than usual!

John Terry was stripped of the England captaincy last week by the FA until his court case for alleged racist remarks has been heard. With the hearing not due until July and after the European Championships, there was some fervent betting activity on who would be the England Captain for Euro 2012 with Steven Gerrard the odds on favourite.

The latest twist on the story is that when interviewed on Italian television at the weekend, Fabio Capello claimed that he 'absolutely' didn't agree with the FA's decision. With the interview held in Italian, there is some debate as to whether he meant this in the context but if Capello has publicly disagreed with his employers there could well be ramifications. It was widely reported that Capello wasn't going to drop Terry from captaining duties when the news about the court case broke and this weekend's interview seems to have confirmed this. The stance from the Italian seems odd considering he was quick to take the armband from Terry two years ago after the Chelsea players' alleged affair with Wayne Bridge's ex-girlfriend.

Capello's England contract was to expire after Euro 2012 where England are 8/1 fourth favourites in the betting to lift the trophy. With a reported salaray of £6m a year it would have been a bold move for the FA to cut their losses before the summer tournament, but seemingly the Italian made the decision for them by handing in his resignation following a meeting with the FA at Wembley on Wednesday.

The betting for next England manager has Harry Redknapp the short priced favourite, with Paddy Power going odds of 8/15. There's no doubt that Redknapp is the media's first choice for the role but it's not cut and dried as to whether the FA share the same thought. Redknapp was deemed to be not guilty by the jury in his tax evasion trial but the heat might be too much for the FA to handle. Add to this Redknapp's current plight in the Premier League with Tottenham the timing would be poor for any decision to be made on his immediate future as far as Spurs are concerned.

Second favourite in the betting is Jose Mourinho, who had reportedly announced a desire to leave Real Madrid at the end of the season and the Portuguese former Chelsea and Inter manager is 9/1 with Paddy Power. West Brom manager Roy Hodgson is available to back at 11/1 with Paddy Power. The likeable former Switzerland boss would tick plenty of the FA's boxes when it comes to being England manager, having taken an unfancied Switzerland to the World Cup finals and had a spell as manager of Inter Milan. Hodgson also took Fulham to a Europa League final but his stock may have dropped following an ill-fated stint as Liverpool boss.

Next England Manager Odds

8/15 Harry Redknapp
9/1 Jose Mourinho
11/1 Roy Hodgson
14/1 Alan Pardew
16/1 Martin O'Neill
16/1 Arsene Wenger
20/1 BAR

Odds supplied by PaddyPower.com. Prices subject to change.

Archive - Previous 5 Football Articles

Luis Suarez Returns As Favourite To Score First Liverpool v Tottenham Odds The draw looks a good bet at Anfield
Luis Suarez Returns As Favourite To Score First
5th Feb
United Look A Good Bet At The Price Chelsea v Man Utd Odds Rooney heads betting to score first
United Look A Good Bet At The Price
4th Feb
Demba Ba Favourite To Score First On Return To Squad Newcastle v Aston Villa Odds Draw an attractive bet at Sports Direct Stadium
Demba Ba Favourite To Score First On Return To Squad
4th Feb
James Ward Good Odds To Score First Derby v Notts Forest Odds County a good bet to pile misery on East Midland rivals
James Ward Good Odds To Score First
3rd Feb
Mark Noble A Good Bet To Score First West Ham v Millwall Odds A home win the bet as Hammers look to stay top
Mark Noble A Good Bet To Score First
3rd Feb

Headline News

2017 Shell Houston Open Betting Preview Rickie Is Ready To Roll At The Shell Houston Open
2017 Shell Houston Open Betting Preview
2017 ANA Inspiration Betting Preview Lydia Ko Is Great Value For Her ANA Inspiration Title Defence
2017 ANA Inspiration Betting Preview
Weekend's MLS Treble Pays 9/2 Timbers To Fell New England And Star In Our Latest MLS Treble
Weekend's MLS Treble Pays 9/2
Premier League Darts Week 9 Betting Preview Michael Van Gerwen To Overwhelm Dave Chisnall In Cardiff
Premier League Darts Week 9 Betting Preview
Derby V QPR Betting Preview Derby To Beat QPR In Friday Nights Live Championship Game
Derby V QPR Betting Preview

Bookmaker Offers

  • Deposit and place a initial bet of £10
  • Paddy Power will give you £30 in free bets
  • You are also provided with a £10 free casino bet

Open Account - £40 Free Bet

  • Enter the Promo Code G30 as you register
  • Place an initial bet of £10
  • Ladbrokes will provide you with three £10 bets
  • Bet £10 and get £30 in free bets

Open Account - £30 Free Bet

  • Deposit between £10 and £200
  • Bet365 will match this with a signup bonus to the same amount
  • Register at Bet365 for full terms

Open Account - £200 Signup Offer

  • Deposit and place a initial bet of £10
  • Coral will provide you with £30 in free bets
  • Visit Coral for full details

Open Account - £30 Free Bet

  • Deposit and place a initial bet of £10
  • BetVictor will provide you with a £30 free sports bet
  • In addition to this BetVictor will also provide you with a £30 casino bonus

Open Account - £60 Free Bet

  • Deposit and place an initial bet of £5
  • Skybet will provide you with £20 in free bets

Open Account - £20 Free Bet

  • Deposit and place a initial bet of £10
  • Betfred will provide you with a £30 free bet that can be used on any sport
  • You also get a £30 free casino bonus

Open Account - £60 Free Bet

  • Enter the Promo Code C30 as you register a new account
  • Place an initial bet of £10
  • William Hill will give you three £10 free bets

Open Account - £30 Free Bet

  • Deposit and place a initial bet of £10
  • Betfair will provide you with £30 in free bets
  • Visit Betfair for full details

Open Account - £30 Free Bet

Online Casino

Online Casino Blackjack and Roulette Games

Those looking for some online casino entertainment ought to check out all the latest UK Casino Sign Up offers from the top operators including 32Red and many of the sports betting casinos.

There is excellent information, should you be interested in playing online blackjack, roulette, the best progressives or slots - Online Casino Betting with the best introductory offers

Sports Calendar - Betting Fixtures