Glenn Hoddle Keen For England Returnby Jack Kitson / 27 March 2012, 10:16Tweet
Former England manager Glenn Hoddle has surprisingly spoken of his eagerness to manage The Three Lions once again. The Football Association are currently on the hunt for a new manager after Fabio Capello’s shock resignation in February and now in Hoddle, who has said he is "incomplete" without the England job, they have a man who is willing to take caretaker charge for the upcoming European Championships, which are just over two months away.
Hoddle managed his country between 1996 and 1999 but left in controversial circumstances after making comments about disabled people. The 54-year-old guided England to the second round of World Cup 1998 in his only major tournament in charge but boasts the third best success rate of any England manager, with over a 60% win ratio. Under Hoddle England played with flair and skill, which has been evidently lacking in recent years, with England heavily criticised for their drab, negative football during World Cup 2010. After leaving England Hoddle managed Southampton, Tottenham and Wolves but has been out of management since leaving Molineux in 2006. He formed the Glenn Hoddle Academy in 2008 and has recently been working as a TV pundit and on the new 20-20 football concept.
Despite expressing his interest in the vacancy Hoddle remains a long shot in the Next England Manager Odds. Spurs boss Harry Redknapp remains the overwhelming favourite, with Roy Hodgson, Stuart Pearce, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola the other names in the mix.