MANCHESTER, England, July 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Stuart Pearce has praised Glenn Hoddle as "outstanding" after urging the FA to stick with an English manager for the national team.
The Three Lions legend, who is the outspoken Euro 2016 pundit for bookie Betfred, is not ruling out a dramatic return for the former England coach currently working as an ITV co-commentator in France to succeed Roy Hodgson.
Betfred have German Jurgen Klinsmann 4/1 favourite to be the next permanent England manager with Hoddle 7/1 and of the other English managers Sam Allardyce is 8/1,Gareth Southgate 10/1 with Eddie Howe 14/1 and Alan Pardew 18/1.
Pearce said, "We stumble into these tournaments with no idea who will take over, in this case if Roy Hodgson was not successful. There was talk of Gary Neville being the successor, but where has that gone?"
"We need something in place for the next eight years...Iceland have done that."
"A junior takes over from a senior underneath him, that is the way most organisations work, promoting from within. You need someone trained up. Glenn Hoddle has been mentioned and he's an outstanding coach but really something should have been in place."
"Glenn is an excellent coach but has been outside of the game for some time, and is probably a bit wiser now than when he was in the role a few years ago. Remember he was 38 then. But whatever happens I think it should be an English manager that comes in."
Although England have exited Euro 2016 Stuart Pearce is still giving his thoughts on the rest of the matches for Betfred TV.
He added, "Who is going to win the competition? I have narrowed it down to it being between Belgium and the winner of the Germany/Italy game."
"I am keeping my fingers crossed that Wales will do it, but my head says Belgium will be too strong on Friday, but I do hope Chris Coleman's side can give a good account of themselves."
Next Permanent England Manager
Jurgen Klinsmann 4/1
Glen Hoddle 7/1
Sam Allardyce 8/1
Gareth Southgate 10/1
Laurent Blanc 12/1
Arsene Wenger 12/1
Eddie Howe 14/1
Harry Redknapp 14/1
Alan Shearer 16/1
Alan Pardew 18/1
Slaven Bilic 20/1
Gary Neville 20/1
Brendan Rodgers 25/1
Manuel Pelligrini 25/1
Mauricio Pochettino 25/1
Steve Bruce 25/1
Guus Hiddink 25/1