Pearce Urges FA to Stick With English Boss for Three Lions

Jul 01, 2016, 06:35 ET from Betfred

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

Mark Pearson

SOURCE Betfred