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England's World Cup was a disappointing one; 2 losses to Italy and Uruguay respectively, and a draw against surprise group winners Costa Rica saw England slump to their worst World Cup ever.

Despite a poor tournament, the FA has confirmed that Roy Hodgson will stay on as manager.

With his contract expiring in after the European Championships in 2016, many have been debating on who could replace Hodgson as manager of England.  

Here, GMS looks at five candidates that could take the job once Hodgson departs.

5. Jose Mourinho

Current manager of Chelsea, Jose Mourinho is one of the biggest names in football management.

Despite being Portuguese, Mourinho has said that he would love to manage England at one stage in his career.

After the dismissal of Steve McClaren in 2007, Jose Mourinho almost took the England job, only to be talked out of it by his wife.

However, Mourinho has said that he would jump at the chance to manage the English national side, but once he is done with his club managerial career. So, perhaps we could be seeing The Special One managing the national side in a few years time.

4. Stuart Pearce

Recently appointed manager of Nottingham Forest, Stuart Pearce could be in with a shout of the England job, when Roy Hodgson decides to leave.

Pearce is no stranger to the England national side  having been capped 78 times.

He has also managed the England U21s side, from 2007 to 2013. And he was assistant manager to then-manager Fabio Capello from 2008 to 2012.

After the resignation of Capello, Pearce was caretaker manager in a 3-2 loss to the Netherlands in his only game in the role. With his experience on and off the pitch, could we see the man nicknamed 'Psycho' take charge of the England national team?

3. Gareth Southgate

Currently in charge of the England U21s side, the appointment of Gareth Southgate is an unlikely one, but one that could be considered.

Capped 57 times by England, Southgate is experienced to the England set-up, something that previous managers have not had to their benefit.

Before the role with the U21s squad, Southgate had managed Middlesbrough from 2006 to 2009.

Currently, the U21s side are top of their European Championship group - still unbeaten. An outsider, definitely, but potentially a future England manager in the making. Could Gareth Southgate make the step up from the youth side to the senior squad?

2. Harry Redknapp

After the resignation of Fabio Capello in 2012, Harry Redknapp was probably the nation's choice for the job, and much to his dismay, Roy Hodgson was hired.

Manager of QPR, Harry Redknapp has just led the London-based side to promotion into the Premier League via a play-off win against Derby County, and former England manager Steve McClaren.

Although age is not on Redknapp's side, at the age of 67; he's a year older than Roy Hodgson. Despite this, he could be a front runner for the England job when Hodgson leaves.

1. Gary Neville

Current assistant manager to Roy Hodgson and Manchester United legend Gary Neville is an early front runner for the England job.

Capped 85 times for England, Gary Neville knows England like the back of his hand. And having worked with this group of players, Neville would be a very good replacement for Hodgson.

Despite having no managerial experience, the appointment of Neville would be a different one which could help the England players due to his wealth of experience.

 

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