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Favourite Southgate 'does not want England job'

Football Soccer - England Under 21 Training - St. George?s Park - 24/3/16 England U21 manager Gareth Southgate during training Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Carl Recine/ Livepic
Football Soccer - England Under 21 Training - St. George?s Park - 24/3/16England U21 manager Gareth Southgate during trainingMandatory Credit: Action Images / Carl Recine/ Livepic

LONDON (Reuters) - Gareth Southgate, the bookmakers' favourite to be the new England manager, does not want the job either on a temporary or permanent basis, the BBC reported on Thursday.

England's Under 21 manager had been widely tipped to teke over on a temporary basis while the Football Association conducts a review of England's failure at Euro 2016 and looks for a permanent successor to Roy Hodgson, who quit on Monday.

But the BBC said the England job "is not what Southgate wants at this stage" either on a permanent or temporary basis.

Southgate, however, remains favourite at 5-1 with bookmakers William Hill. Former England coach Glenn Hoddle is 11/2 with U.S. coach Juergen Klinsmann at 7/1, coming in from 25/1. Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger is 12/1.

England went out of Euro 2016 in the second round after a 2-1 defeat by Iceland.

(Reporting by Neil Robinson. Editing by Adrian Warner.)

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