Next England u21 manager odds: Cochrane, Lampard and Howe top the market

Next England u21 manager odds: Cochrane, Lampard and Howe top the market

Aidy Boothroyd's tenure as England u21 boss has ended, but who is likely to replace him? oddschecker dive into the market to dissect the main contenders.

Justin Cochrane the odds-on favourite to replace Aidy Boothroyd

News that England u21 manager Aidy Boothroyd will leave his role this summer has prompted bookies to price up a potential replacement.

A host of familiar names currently sit behind the current market favourite, with the u17s boss Justin Cochrane the primitive 4/9 favourite.

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Who are the other contenders?

Recently departed Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is 4/1 second favourite, followed by out-of-work Eddie Howe (8/1).

The more experienced Chris Wilder is 10/1 in the betting, whilst Phil Neville is 12/1 to pursue another avenue in English international football.

Other notable inclusions at the top end of the market include John Terry (14/1), Michael Carrick (16/1) and Scott Parker (20/1).

Towards the bottom of the market, Sol Campbell (33/1) and Wayne Rooney (33/1) are the same price, with Michael Owen (40/1), Joey Barton (40/1) and Alan Shearer (50/1) thrown in for good measure.

Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson: “After Aidy Boothroyd's tenure as England u21 manager ended in bitter disappointment, the hierarchy will be desperate to make the right appointment this time around.

"Whether they'll once again hire from within, or pluck someone from further afield, remains to be seen, but this is without doubt a crucial decision with so many outstanding young players at the country's disposal."

Next England u21 manager:

  • Justin Cochrane - 4/9
  • Frank Lampard - 4/1
  • Eddie Howe - 8/1
  • Chris Wilder - 10/1
  • Phil Neville - 12/1
  • Gary Neville - 12/1
  • John Terry - 14/1
  • Scott Parker - 20/1

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