Current England U17 head coach, Justin Cochrane, is the favourite to replace Aidy Boothroyd this summer as his contract expires amidst another poor European Championship at the helm of the U21s. Although Cochrane has been in with his current side for a year, he has had previous experience at other high profile youth coaching roles as he was assistant head of development and coach of the U23 team at Tottenham Hotspur before moving to the FA.
Cochrane has also been key in the development of the younger England age groups as he was also a part of the coaching staff his time as U15s and U16s. As well as the CV to match the role, Cochrane has received praise from current England manager Gareth Southgate, who has described Cochrane as a "top coach".
It is seen that even if Cochrane does not get the head coach role of the U21s he could play a key role in that age group going forward in some capacity. However, given England's structure of promoting managers through the ranks is the go-to, Cochrane has moved to the 4/9 favourite to take the role.