Glenn Hoddle

 

Where is Glenn Hoddle now?

A modern legend within the game and one of the most gifted players of his generation, Glenn Hoddle retired from playing in 1995 after two seasons spent at Chelsea in a player-manager capacity

Upon retiring from playing, Hoddle concentrated solely on his managerial duties at Chelsea and led the club to an FA Cup Final, FA Cup semi-final and Cup Winners Cup semi-final during his tenure.

Although Chelsea’s league form was a problem during Hoddle’s time as manager he was successful in attracting world-class players to the club such as Ruud Gullit and playing an attractive style of football.




In May 1996 and after three years at Chelsea, Hoddle left the club after he accepted an offer to become the manager of the England national team.

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Hoddle’s time as national coach, on the pitch, can be looked back on as a success as he led the team to the second round of the 1998 World Cup where they were unlucky to lose on penalties to Argentina.

Unfortunately, Hoddle caused controversy off the pitch with his religious beliefs and comments he made which were insensitive to disabled people.

In February 1999, Hoddle’s contract as national team manager was terminated by the FA despite a win percentage of 60%

Hoddle wasn’t out of football for long and was appointed as manager of Southampton in January 2000.

After avoiding relegation against all odds in his first few months, the club fared much better the following season and were on course for a record 10th position before Hoddle left the club in March 2001 to join his former club Tottenham Hotspur as their new manager.

Hoddle had mixed success at Spurs finishing 9th and 10th in the league during his two full seasons at the club but he did guide them to a League Cup final in 2002 which they unfortunately lost to Blackburn Rovers.

After a disappointing start to the 2003-04 campaign picking up just four points from the first six league games Hoddle was sacked.

In December 2004, Hoddle was appointed as manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers but only spent an uninspiring season and a half there before leaving, stating differing expectations between himself and the club as the reason for his departure.

In 2008 Hoddle started up the Glenn Hoddle Academy based in Spain with the aim of giving another chance to young players released by football clubs in England to become professional players.

Hoddle made a brief return to football coaching in 2014 as first team coach at Harry Redknapp’s QPR but he left after six months when Redknapp was sacked.

Glenn Hoddle has now carved out a successful career in the media as a pundit and co-commentator for various channels including the BBC, Sky Sports, ITV and also BT Sport.

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Glenn Hoddle: Premier League Statistics

NationalityEnglish
PositionMidfielder
Appearances31
Goals Scored1
Yellow Cards0
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forChelsea

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com