A new poll of 1,500 England football fans found that 47% believe England’s next football manager should be English.
The poll, which was commissioned by Fair Betting Sites, also found that England was divided on how to work around the country’s World Cup matches.
According to the poll, nearly half of UK adults do not want businesses to allow staff to work from home if England plays during work hours.
On the other hand, 44 percent of UK adults believe businesses should let staff work from home if England makes it to the World Cup Final.
That number jumps even higher if England wins the World Cup.
52% of adults aged 16-24 wanting the option to work from home if England brings home the trophy.
While more than 50 percent of Greater London residents agree with that sentiment, other regions weren’t as enthusiastic.
In fact, a whopping 49 percent of East Midlands respondents disagreed, saying that they would prefer to get back to the office on the following day.
- 1 in 2 England football fans want next England manager to be English
- Nearly half of UK adults think businesses should not allow staff work from home if an England game is on during work hours
- 44% of UK adults want to work from home if England get to the final
- 52% of UK adults aged 16-24 believe that businesses should allow staff to work from home if England wins the World Cup
- 50% of Greater London want the day off if England wins the World Cup; East Midlands residents disagree
Current England football manager Gareth Southgate is under contract till 2024, but the FA may start to look for a successor if his side underperforms in Qatar.
However, Southgate’s overall success seems to have England football fans craving another homegrown manager.
Southgate has led the club to one of the most successful periods in recent history, since 2016. Under Southgate, England has reached a semi-final & final at the World Cup & Euros.
Southgate’s win percentage currently sits at 60.5 percent, fourth in the all-time list of England managers.
Who’s first? Italian Fabio Capello with 64.4 percent.
Nick Raffoul, data analyst at Fair Betting Sites commented on the poll results:
“Gareth Southgate has restored English pride not only in the team but in the managerial position. Hodgson & McClaren’s stint as England manager could be seen as a black spot in the history of English football managers, however Southgate has certainly wetted the country’s appetite for another English manager in the future.”
Nearly 1 in 2 UK adults think businesses shouldn’t allow staff work from home if an England game is on during work hours
The World Cup is one of the biggest international soccer events in the world.
Despite England qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, 44 percent of UK adults think that staff shouldn’t be allowed to work from home even if an England football game is on, according to a recent poll.
That opposes the 31 percent of the population that thinks they should have the opportunity to work from home in the event that England plays a World Cup game during work hours.
There seems to be a difference in opinion between young adults and baby boomers as well.
49 percent of respondents aged 55 and over were opposed to businesses allowing staff to work from home while an England game is on.
That compares to 39 percent of UK adults aged 16-34 that want businesses to let staff work from home if an England game is on.
There are multiple rounds in the World Cup and making it to the final can be a challenge on its own.
After finishing in fourth place in the 2018 World Cup, England may be poised for another long run this November.
If England makes it to the final this year, 44 percent of UK adults say that they would like to work from home.
On the other hand, only 34 percent disagree and about 21 percent are indifferent.
Nearly 1 in 2 UK males (46 percent) would like to work from home if England made the 2022 World Cup Final.
That compares to only 42 percent of UK females that want to work from home if England makes the final.
52% of UK adults aged 16-24 believe that businesses should allow staff to work from home if England makes the World Cup final
England hasn’t advanced to the World Cup Final since 1966.
Ironically, this may have played a part in how respondents feel about missing the World Cup Final due to work.
If England gets to the final, 52 percent of UK adults aged 16-24 think that businesses should allow staff to work from home.
That is on par with how most people between the ages of 16-54 feel.
In fact, nearly 1 in 2 respondents aged 16-54 (49 percent) feel that businesses should let them work from home if England winds up in the World Cup Final.
However, only 37 percent of respondents aged 55 or older agree.
This might be because they are the only age group in the survey that has lived to see England win the World Cup.
To have witnessed England’s last trip to the World Cup Final, you would have to be at least 56 years old.
50% of Greater London want the day off if England wins the World Cup; East Midlands residents disagree
Respondents from different areas also appear to be split on whether or not businesses should let England fans work from home during the World Cup.
According to the poll results, 50.26 percent of respondents located in Greater London believed that businesses should let staff work from home if England wins the tournament.
That number is far greater than the total of 36.67 percent.
Meanwhile, respondents located in East Midlands clearly disagree with 49.07 percent of adults saying that they would want to get right back to work, even if England wins the World Cup Final.