Just days after guiding Swindon to promotion, he accepted the offer to manage Chelsea and was succeeded at Swindon by his assistant and former Spurs teammate John Gorman. Then there’s former Newcastle and England midfielder Rob Lee, who passed on this glowing acclaim. Hoddle announced in 1987 that he would be leaving Tottenham Hotspur at the end of the season to pursue a career overseas where his style of play would be appreciated by continental managers and supporters, and to play European level football with English clubs banned after the Heysel disaster. [13] He made his Spurs first-team debut as a 17-year-old substitute for Cyril Knowles against Norwich City on 30 August 1975, a game that ended 2–2. In the 2005–06 season, draws again cost Wolves a top-6 finish, with the club drawing 19 of their 46 league games. In 1981, he starred as Spurs won the FA Cup for the sixth time, defeating Manchester City in a replay and the following season Tottenham retained the FA Cup (Hoddle scored in both the Final and Final replay) and finished the League campaign in fourth place, the club's best league position since 1971. “I was stunned when he phoned and asked when he could arrange further visits," Venables wrote in his autobiography. Bath This isn't new but perfectly illustrates why you should never put a spurs manager in charge of any team unless you want weird shit to happen. [64] Glenn Hoddle was reportedly "devastated" by the death of his brother. – Hall of Fame inductees, "Glenn Hoddle - International Appearances", Glenn Hoddle's induction into Hall of Fame in 2007, "The Question: what does the changing role of holding midfielders tell us? He returned to England and signed for Chelsea on a non-contract basis, leaving Stamford Bridge in March 1991 without playing a senior match to assume his first managerial post as player-manager of Swindon Town. With the small matter of hosting that summer’s European Championship on the horizon, Venables feared the announcement might prove a distraction. [44] Instead he returned to management on 7 December 2004[45] with Wolverhampton Wanderers, again succeeding Dave Jones. Press J to jump to the feed. "[53], In August 2014, Hoddle was appointed first team coach at Queens Park Rangers under Harry Redknapp. All rights reserved. He had scored eight goals for the England senior side in a career stretching nine years, the last of his international goals coming on 23 April 1986 in a 2–1 friendly win over Scotland at Wembley.[20]. “A short, back and sides,” he responded with a grin. I had a bad calf and Glenn sent me to see her. Hoddle’s England tenure kicked off with a comfortable 3-0 win in Moldova that began their World Cup qualifying campaign in style. Hoddle came under criticism after a disappointing start to the Euro 2000 qualifying campaign. But United had done the double, and consolation for their failure to win the trophy came in the form of a Cup Winners' Cup place. Eileen Drewery, 58, was brought up in Morden, South London. The karma is working from another lifetime. Wolves lost only one of their remaining 25 games but failed to reach the play-offs because 15 of those games had been draws. Perhaps. Visit our corporate site. [55][56], Hoddle has done punditry work since his retirement from coaching. "You and I have been physically given two hands and two legs and half-decent brains. Cruyff was dismissive of Hoddle before their first match,[16] but after Hoddle's performance, Cruyff swapped shirts with Hoddle as a sign of respect.[17]. Suggesting that disabled people are paying for past sins is clearly offensive. Ray Parlour having a dig at Glenn Hoddle and Eileen Drewry during a Q & A session after the Arsenal v Man U match in Nov '07....Ooh Ahh Ray Parlour! [61], In 1986, while on holiday in Israel, Hoddle said that he had an experience which led him to become a born-again Christian. [65], On 27 October 2018, on his 61st birthday, Glenn Hoddle suffered a cardiac arrest in a London TV studio and was taken to hospital for emergency heart surgery. There was a problem. He currently works as a television pundit and commentator for ITV Sport and BT Sport. [6] He attended Burnt Mill School in Harlow. “I didn’t know if he would expand on his beliefs when we spoke but obviously I was intrigued, then startled when he did," Dickinson says. [39] His first match in charge was the FA Cup semi-final against north London rivals Arsenal which Spurs lost 2–1. The right man but the wrong manager? Some people have not been born like that for a reason. In 1998, respected author Phil Shirley penned a biography of the former Spurs maestro entitled Faith To Win. In 2007, he was inducted into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame, which cited him as one of the most gifted and creative English footballers of his generation, exhibiting "sublime balance and close control, unrivalled passing and vision and extraordinary shooting ability, both from open play and set pieces". He currently works as a television pundit and commentator for ITV Sport and BT Sport. Receive news and offers from our other brands? Twenty years on and it’s still utterly bizarre that what defines Hoddle’s time as England coach is not the blossoming of Beckham and Owen, nor the general promise the era provided, but a faith healer from south London by the name of Eileen Drewery. What you sow, you have to reap.”, Where are they now? For putting on sessions that were enjoyable but had meaning, there was no-one better.". While Hoddle was tactically astute, he was also fortunate enough to inherit an established spine of David Seaman, Stuart Pearce, Paul Gascoigne and Alan Shearer that he could merge with outstanding emerging talent such as Manchester United’s ‘Class of ‘92’. Hoddle performed as the midfield fulcrum in many of these successes and also contributed magnificently as the team reached the final of the League Cup, losing 3–1 to Liverpool, and the semi-final stage of the European Cup Winners Cup. "[25] Hoddle's comments were criticised by several politicians including Sports Minister Tony Banks and Prime Minister Tony Blair. [28] The BBC survey showed that many considered his comments insensitive to disabled people, but others defended his right to express his religious beliefs by claiming that to sack him would constitute religious discrimination. Following a dismal draw against Bulgaria and with tensions between the media and England camp running high, Hoddle went on a charm offensive, agreeing to an interview with The Times’ Matt Dickinson. There was no stone unturned and he was a master tactician.". At international level, Hoddle won 44 caps for England during his Tottenham career. "You have to look at things that happened in your life and ask why. Hoddle was born on 27 October 1957 in Hayes, Middlesex to Derek Hoddle and Teresa Roberts. Twenty years on and it’s still utterly bizarre that what defines Hoddle’s time as England coach is not the blossoming of Beckham and Owen, nor the general promise the era provided, but a faith healer from south London by the name of Eileen Drewery. Drewery's prominence in the England setup was the cause of much tittle-tattle and open mockery in the press, while the players' take on such new-age methods is best epitomised by the oft-told tale of Ray Parlour being asked by the healer what she could do for him. He duly employed his favoured 3-5-2 (a decision heavily criticised by a somewhat bitter Venables), with the game also significant for marking the debut of a certain David Beckham. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Receive mail from us on behalf of our trusted partners or sponsors? He joined AS Monaco alongside George Weah and fellow Englishman Mark Hateley and immediately inspired the club to the 1988 Ligue 1 championship, its first league title in six seasons. [54], In June 2016, after England's 2–1 loss to Iceland at Euro 2016 and manager Roy Hodgson's subsequent resignation, Harry Redknapp and Alan Shearer both put forward Hoddle as a candidate for the job before Sam Allardyce was appointed. Dickinson probed deeper into Hoddle’s born-again Christian beliefs, beyond the usual scoffing and nonsense, and was truly staggered by the candid response. Hoddle was voted the Best Foreign Player in French football and helped to guide the team to the quarter-finals of the European Cup in the 1988–89 campaign. The players forged a siege mentality against the hysteria that surrounded their Hong Kong tour and subsequently missed out on a famous final because of one weak penalty. Nobody could have anticipated what came next, though. The pressure began to build up on Hoddle and he was sacked in September 2003 after a poor start to the season, in which the team picked up just four points from their opening six league games. The aim of the academy is to give another chance to young players released by football clubs in England to become professional players. Her counselling skills are probably appreciated.