Where is Glenn Hoddle now?
A legend within the modern 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.
Making nearly 700 first-team appearances and scoring 144 goals over a 20-year career, Hoddle won the FA Cup twice and the UEFA Cup with Spurs as well as Ligue 1 with AS Monaco.
He also represented the England national side on 53 occasions and played in the 1982 and 1986 FIFA World Cup finals as well as the 1980 and 1988 UEFA European Championships.
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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 the club’s league form was a problem during his 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 he left Chelsea after three years when he accepted an offer to become the manager of the England national team.
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, he caused controversy off the pitch with his religious beliefs and comments he made which led to the termination of his contract in 1999 despite a win percentage of 60%
He wasn’t out of football for long, and in January 2000 was appointed as manager of struggling Premier League side Southampton where he avoided relegation against all odds in his first few months.
Under his management the Saints fared much better the following season and were on course for a record 10th position before Hoddle left to join his former club Tottenham Hotspur as their new manager.
He 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 he 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 he 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.
He 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.
Despite numerous offers from clubs to return to football management, 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.
On his 61st birthday in October 2018 during a broadcast for BT Sport, he suffered a cardiac arrest and was taken to hospital for emergency heart surgery.
He made a full recovery and has since resumed his media career.
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