Arise, Sir Gareth? England World Cup manager Southgate 5/2 for knighthood

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Gareth Southgate could be set for a knighthood, according to our football traders.

After a 2-0 win over Sweden in the last-eight, England are now just two wins away from a second World Cup.

And because of that, we have slashed odds on the manager’s efforts being recognised in the Queen’s next Honours List to just 5/2 – the same price the Three Lions are to go all the way.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Southgate has got the country believing again and if football does come home, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the boss rewarded by royalty.”

World Cup-winning manager Alf Ramsey was given the same honour after England lifted the Jules Rimet trophy back in 1966.

Ladbrokes Latest Betting

Gareth Southgate be knighted in the next 12 months – 5/2

England to win the World Cup – 5/2

All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication

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Cian Carroll

Starting life as a football columnist for his local paper in Dundalk, Cian has written for a number of media outlets with pieces published in The Birmingham Mail and Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo. A lover of football, GAA, boxing, rugby and MMA, he’s a big Aston Villa and Dundalk fan. He can be regularly spotted on various mountain tops.