by Renee Israel
Odds were slashed at several online bookmaking sites regarding the nationality of the next England boss this week after football chief, Adrian Bevington announced that the next manager of the English team will be homegrown.
William Hill cut its odds from 1/8 to 1/3 after Bevington said that after Capello sees out his contract in 2012, an Englishman will be appointed to lead the team.
Odds of 9/2 are offered that the next appointee will not be English.
An spokesman for William Hill, Graham Sharpe said: "It is odd that the FA should be making such announcements at a time when they are also apparently confirming their confidence in Fabio who could, in theory, stay around until 2012."
Bevington said that while "we enjoyed working with Sven Goran Eriksson and we have Fabio Capello in now," the next manager would be English.
"I think the English team should be managed by an English manager in the future," he said. "That has been the view in the discussions I have been involved in."
Capello recently came under fire for revealing that he will not be picking David Beckham to continue in the squad due to this age.
Beckham said that he would continue fighting for a place in the squad.
Capello has hinted that a friendly match between France and England at Wembley Stadium in November will serve as a farewell party for Beckham.
The superstar responded that he has no intention of retiring and would not treat the match any differently to others that he plays in.
William Hill is offering odds of 9/4 that Harry Redknapp will be the next English coach, while David Beckham has odds of 20/1 posted.