REVEALED: England Fans Name Their Choice for Next Permanent Manager

Published on: 10 October 2016

Gareth Southgate has control of England for the next three games after taking charge of Saturday's 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Malta. But the caretaker installed after Sam Allardyce's sudden departure is not the man fans want to seehired as permanent manager.

In response to a 90min poll, more than 71,000 fans gave their opinion as to who that should be.

And, despite his recent suggestion that he believes the next England manager should be English rather than foreign, current Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is the most favoured with supporters.

The Frenchman took 38% of the vote and was a rumoured target for the FA before Allardyce was hired in July. His club future also remains somewhat uncertain with continued speculation that this summer could be when he finally decides to part ways with the Gunners after 20 years.

Only 16% want to see Southgate keep the job after his four-game interim arc is over. Following Tuesday's clash with Slovenia, he'll have games against Scotland and Spain in November, a World Cup qualifier and a friendly respectively, to make his case.

Speculation surrounding Roberto Mancini spiked over the weekend when the currently out of work former Inter and Manchester City boss was spotted at Wembley watching the Malta game.Favoured by 9% of voters, he has won league titles in two countries but has never managed at international level before.

That's a slightly better backing than the 8% who opted for Steve Bruce, interviewed along with Allardyce in July but currently heavily linked with the vacant Aston Villa job at club level.

Just 2% of those who voted arebacking surprise candidate Ralf Rangnick (pictured above), formerly coach at Stuttgart and Schalke and now sporting director at Bundesliga newcomersRB Leipzig.

The remaining 27% chose 'None of the Above', clearly feeling that the stated options don't have what it takes to get England of a worryingly deepening hole. Other candidates potentially in the mix include Eddie Howe and Jurgen Klinsmann, as well as outside bets Alan Pardew, Laurent Blanc and Guus Hiddink.

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