England World Cup odds on the drift
William Hill have lengthened England's 2014 World Cup odds from 12/1 to 16/1 following their disappointing display against Switzerland. They have also lengthened France from 20/1 to 28/1 following the announcement of the seedings for the forthcoming World Cup draw, and shortened favourites Brazil from 7/2 to 5/2, with second favourites Spain out to 5/1 from 9/2.
‘We have decided that on current form, under the current manager England do not warrant being any shorter than 16/1 and that as we have no idea who the boss will be when 2014 gets underway we should be looking to lay them now' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
With Carlo Ancelotti taking a year out but reportedly saying he wants to remain in management in England, Hill's have introduced him into the ‘Next England manager' market at 16/1. ‘If it is decided to opt for another foreign boss Ancelotti would surely be a contender - after all, he speaks better English than Capello' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
2014 WORLD CUP...5/2 Brazil; 5/1 Spain; 6/1 Argentina; 11/1 Germany; 12/1 Holland; 16/1 England; 20/1 Italy; 25/1 Portugal; 28/1 France; 33/1 Chile; 50/1 Uruguay; 50/1 Ivory Coast; 50/1 Serbia; 66/1 Russia; Paraguay; Croatia; Mexico; 80/1 USA; Ghana; Sweden.
HILLS OFFER 100/1 THAT ENGLAND WILL WIN BOTH EURO 2012 AND WORLD CUP 2014
NEXT PERMANENT ENGLAND MANAGER MARKET- 6/4 Redknapp; 6/1 Stuart Peare; 6/1 Martin O'Neill; 8/1 Gareth Southgate; 9/1 Roy Hodgson; 10/1 Sam Allardyce; 14/1 Steve Buce; Jose Mourinho; 16/1 Carlo Ancelotti; Guus Hiddink.