New England Manager: Former Chelsea Boss, Aston Villa’s Saviour and former Newcastle Legend

The race is on for that hallowed office next to Brian Barwick in Soho Square, but where is your money going? Here are the big names:

Jose Mourinho 7-2 – Oh please God yes, just what the team needs to be shaken up a bit. Might prolong Frank Lampard’s England career, though.

Martin O’Neill 9-2 – Another good option, but upset the FA by demanding his own coaches last time, they probably won’t be quite so concerned this time.

Luiz Felipe Scolari 6-1 – Another maverick, but surely a step too far. Also, probably wouldn’t fancy the job anyway.

Guus Hiddink 8-1 – Would be a good choice, but will he really want to give up Roman’s millions?

(NOTE: It is quite possible that all the top four candidates could reject the role, how embarrassing)

Fabio Capello 14-1 – Available, good track record, suave foreigner. Check, check, check. Past it with with no international experience, right up our street.

Alan Shearer 20-1 – Phil Collins left the country when Labour got into power. Surely a lot of people would be sorely tempted to go if Shearer does.

Coppell, Hughes and Venables come next, but, you know, be realistic. So, who are you backing?