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Pearce Robbed of England job after late Holland defeat

| 01.03.2012

STUART PEARCE’S odds of becoming the permanent manager of England have drifted since losing to Holland, according to Ladbrokes.

The last-minute defeat to the Dutch has pushed Pearce out to 8/1 (from 5/1) leaving punters to still back Harry Redknapp for the job as the 1/6 favourite (from 1/5) to take over from Fabio Capello and lead England to Euro 2012 glory – where they’re currently 8/1 in the market.

Before the Holland match Scott Parker was chalked up at 11/2 to captain the team and his efforts have been well received, with punters piling in making him the even money favourite to wear the armband against France in June. Steven Gerrard has drifted to 11/8 and Joe Hart earns a 5/1 quote.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “It looked like Pearce’s Dutch courage team talk at half time worked. But the late goal cost him dearly and punters are beginning to desert him.”

She added: “The odds suggest it’s a done deal. Redknapp will remain the name on everyone’s lips until the FA make an official statement.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Next permanent England Manager
Harry Redknapp 1/6
Stuart Pearce 8/1
Josep Guardiola 8/1
Jose Mourinho 9/1
Roy Hodgson 16/1
Martin O’Neill 20/1
Guus Hiddink 25/1
Arsène Wenger 33/1
Glenn Hoddle 33/1
Gareth Southgate 33/1
Rafa Benitez 33/1
Sam Allardyce 40/1
David Beckham 40/1
Alan Pardew 40/1
Alan Shearer 50/1
Alex Ferguson 50/1
Terry Venables 100/1
Steve McClaren 100/1
Neil Warnock 100/1

To captain England v France
Scott Parker 1/1
Steven Gerrard 11/8
Joe Hart 5/1
James Milner 8/1
Gareth Barry 12/1

Winner of Euro 2012
Spain 5/2
Germany 7/2
Holland 6/1
England 8/1
France 10/1
Italy 12/1
Portugal 20/1
Russia 20/1
Bar 40/1

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.