Hoddle

Glenn Hoddle - Interested in England vacancy

Glenn Hoddle's odds have been cut in the Next England Manager Betting market following his revealation that he would be interested in taking caretaker charge for Euro 2012. The former England boss managed The Three Lions between 1996 and 1999 and boasts the third best record of any England manager.

Hoddle spent the majority of his playing career with Tottenham Hotspur (1975-1987) he left following Spurs defeat to Coventry City in the 1987 FA Cup Final where he went on to AS Monaco signed by the future Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. His spell at Monaco was cut short due to a recurring knee injury.

On his return to the UK he signed for Chelsea on match by match basis but before he could play a senior game here he was signed as player/manager for the struggling Swindon Town. Hoddle turned things around at Swindon eventually getting them promoted to the Premier League in 1993. In 1993 Hoddle returned to Chelsea but this time as the Manager and he stayed here until his appointment as the England manager in 1996.

Managerial Career

An overview of his career as a manager up to and including his time spent looking after the nations pride and glory.

TeamBest OddsPlayedWonDrawnLostWin %
Swindon1991 - 199311549323442.6
Chelsea1993–199615753545033.76
England1996–199928176560.70
 Total300119928939.67

During his tenure as England manager he guided his side to the 1998 World Cup and then onto the second round of the competition where they were dumped out of the contest by Argentina on penalties in game that saw David Beckham sent off for a foul against Diego Simeone. 

Hoddle caused upset amongst the players by brining in faith healer Eileen Drewery as part of the England backroom coaching staff, leading to the team being nicknamed "The Hod Squad".

"You and I have been physically given two hands and two legs and half-decent brains. Some people have not been born like that for a reason. The karma is working from another lifetime. I have nothing to hide about that. It is not only people with disabilities. What you sow, you have to reap".

Honours