England coach Sam Allardyce in big trouble( SEE DETAILS)

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The England manager may have won his opening game but the 61-year-old is under pressure due to off-field matters and the Crystal Palace boss is favourite to replace him.

Allardyce on the brink? Pardew and Bruce lead market to be next England boss

Sam Allardyce appears to be in trouble just one game into his England managerial career. The Three Lions boss may have overseen a win over Slovakia in their opening World Cup qualification match but undercover newspaper footage has cast doubt on his future.

The video, taken by The Daily Telegraph, appears to show Allardyce offering potential investors his services for £400,000 to help “get around” third-party ownership rules on player transfers. William Hill are 9/4 (3.25) that he is not in charge of England’s next game against Malta on October 8, and 1/3 (1.33) that he remains in place until then.

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With Allardyce facing a Football Association investigation at the very least, SkyBet make Alan Pardew a 4/1 (5.0) shot to replace the former Sunderland and West Ham boss, who only took up the role this summer after Roy Hogdson paid the price for a dismal showing at Euro 2016.

Padrew was under significant pressure at Crystal Palace earlier this season but the Eagles have turned around their form in recent matches. The Palace boss admitted in June that he would like the England job one day, but not yet. Nevertheless, SkyBet make him the leading contender should the position become vacant.

Steve Bruce, who was on the FA’s shortlist before they appointed Allardyce, is 6/1 (7.0) second favourite. The former Hull boss left the Tigers despite getting them promoted to the Premier League and it’s understandable to see his odds cut in given the fact he’s available immediately and has already shown an interest in the role.

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Eddie Howe – rumoured to be a potential replacement for Arsene Wenger at Arsenal – is a 7/1 (8.0) chance to be the next England manager. While his future is bright, it seems unlikely that the 38-year-old would make the step into international management at this stage of a promising career.

Gareth Southgate is a 9/1 (10.0) shot to make the step up from Under-21 coach to the full national team although the former defender had no interest in replacing Hodgson earlier this year, so it would take a significant turnaround from the 46-year-old.

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Those four candidates are the leading contenders should England be forced to make a chance with double figure prices on offer about Jurgen Klinsmann (12/1), Glenn Hoddle (14/1), Gary Neville (18/1) or an under pressure Slaven Bilic (20/1).

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