Gareth Southgate, the bookmakers’ favourite to be the new England manager, does not want the job either on a temporary or permanent basis, the BBC reported on Thursday.
England’s Under-21 manager had been widely tipped to take over on a temporary basis while the Football Association (FA) conducts a review of England’s failure at Euro 2016 and looks for a permanent successor to Roy Hodgson, who quit on Monday.
But the BBC said the England job “is not what Southgate wants at this stage” either on a permanent or temporary basis.
Southgate, however, remains favourite at 5-1 with bookmakers William Hill. Former England coach Glenn Hoddle is 11/2 with US coach Juergen Klinsmann at 7/1, coming in from 25/1. Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger is 12/1.
England went out of Euro 2016 in the second round after a 2-1 defeat by Iceland.