Sky Bet make Wayne Rooney odds-on to succeed Steven Gerrard as England captain following confirmation of the Liverpool midfielder’s international retirement on Monday.
Rooney is 1/3 to be the next leader of the Three Lions, although plenty of calls were made for the 28-year-old to be dropped during England’s doomed World Cup campaign.
Gary Cahill is growing in stature on the international stage and is the 16/5 second favourite, while first choice goalkeeper Joe Hart is third in the pecking order at 6/1.
Sky Bet’s Dale Tempest said: “Rooney is the obvious choice for Roy Hodgson to make, but Cahill is the biggest loser in our book, so it’s clear who our punters reckon should get the armband.
“Even Hart has attracted more stakes than Rooney, but we’re unconvinced that Hodgson will spring a surprise by overlooking the forward, he’s out favourite.”
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