Jurgen Klinsmann has remained an ever present name linked with the England job since Roy Hodgson’s departure but has drifted to 11/1 when he has been as short as 5/4 with SkyBet.
The interest in the German is no secret but there are other potential managers who are currently out of work and fit the FA mould that we could place as the ‘mystery candidate’.
Manuel Pellegrini left Manchester City in unfair circumstances and is a popular and well respected figure in English football. A manager with experience at the top level with Manchester City and Real Madrid, he is an uncontroversial character that the FA would go for. The 62-year-old was previously linked with a move to Southampton and also Russia following Euro 2016 and at 66/1 with Bwin could be a very shrewd pick.
Roberto Mancini is a name that popped up a few weeks ago and has since gone quiet. The current Inter Milan manager is said to be interested in the role as speculation looms over his current situation in Italy with his future in doubt. The former Manchester City boss is also 66/1 with Bwin.
With a wealth of international experience through spells in charge of South Korea, Holland, Australia, Russia and Turkey, Guus Hiddink is someone you could easily see the FA turning to. The Dutchman is the fifth favourite for the England job but is still a great price at 33/1.
The response at the possibility of Allardyce and Bruce taking over has been an underwhelming one from England fans and if the FA board are not impressed by the interviews of the current English managers in the frame then this mystery candidate could well be the next England manager.