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Glenn Hoddle

"There needs to be an evolution.  But I have never lost sleep over a game of football and I won't in the future.  I have other things in my life."

28 matches in charge

P 28 W 17 D 6 L 5 F 42: A 13
71% successful
FIFA Rankings: from 13th to 11th

1996-98

discipline:  tbc 2
players managed:
tbc

Profile

Full name Glenn Hoddle
Born 27 October 1957 in Hayes, Middlesex [registered in Uxbridge, December 1957].
Married twice, to Christine Anne Stirling [registered in Harlow, Essex, September 1979]. Three children, Zoe Anne (1983), Zara Marie (March 1986) and Jamie Glenn (January 1992). Divorced in 1998. Married again, to Vanessa J. Shean, 11 June 2000 [registered in WIndsor & Maidenhead, Berkshire, June 2000].
Height/Weight 6' 0", 11st. 6lbs [1984].

Playing Career

Midfielder who began at Harlow and Essex Schools and as a product of the Watford FC youth academy, before joining Tottenham Hotspur FC as an apprentice in in April 1974, turning professional April 1975. He went on to score 88 goals in 377 League appearances before joining AS Monaco, in Ligue 1, in June 1987 for £750,000, but released because of knee injury after playing 69 league matches, scoring 27, in November 1990. He returned to England and Chelsea FC on a non-contract basis until he left in March 1991 without playing. He joined Swindon Town FC as its player/manager in August 1991, scoring once in 64 outings, until he joined Chelsea FC in the same capacity in June 1993, scoring once in 31 outings, until his retirement from playing in 1995.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1980-81, 1981-82, runners-up 1986-87, 1993-94; FA Charity Shield shared 1981, runners-up 1982; UEFA Cup winners 1983-84; Ligue Champions 1987-88; Coupe de France winners 1990-91; Football League Division One play-off winners 1992-93;
Individual honours England 1979-86 (53 appearances, eight goals), England B, England U21, England Youth; PFA Young Player of the Year 1980
Distinctions None

Management Career

Club(s) Began as a player/manager of Swindon Town FC from April 1991, until he joined Chelsea FC in the same capacity in June 1993 until his retirement in 1995. He carried on as Chelsea's manager for a further season.
Club honours Football League Division One play-off winners 1992-93; FA Cup runners-up 1993-94;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

England Career

England tenure Appointed 2 May 1996 effective at the conclusion of the European Championship of 1996 in June. Resigned under pressure after bartering terms of departure on 2 February 1999.
Other applicants Head-hunted by Jimmy Armfield, the FA's own consultant. He visited Bryan Robson, Kevin Keegan and Gerry Francis, who had ruled themselves out of contention before interviews began. A return of Bobby Robson and Howard Kendall had also been discounted. The Manchester United board of directors refused permission for the Football Association to talk to Alex Ferguson. Hoddle was the only serious candidate. Although the Sunday papers had convinced themselves that Nottingham Forest's Frank Clark was the serious contender.
First match No. 727, 1 September 1996, Moldova 0 England 3, a World Cup qualification match at the Republic Stadium in Chişinău, aged 38 years 310 days.
Last match No. 754, 18 November 1998, England 2 Czech Republic 0, a friendly match at Wembley Stadium, London, aged 41 years 22 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1998;
Team honours Tournoi de France winners 1997;
Individual honours None
Backroom Staff Hoddle chose the Scottish-born John Gorman to be his assistant.  Ray Clemence was coach.  Peter Taylor took charge of the under-21's.

Beyond England

Management Career

Club(s) After almost a year out of the game, Hoddle returned to manage Southampton FC in January 2000, a position he held until Tottenham Hotspur FC took him as their manager in April 2001. He was sacked by Spurs on 21 September 2003 after not getting the required results. After another period of leave, Hoddle returned again to management, to Wolverhampton Wanderers FC on 7 December 2004, until his resignation on 1 July 2006.
Club honours Football League runners-up 2001-02;
Individual honours Premiership Manger of the Month October 2001, August 2002;

 

Glenn Hoddle - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 12 8 2 2 19 5 +1 4 8 1.583 0.417 75.0 +6
Away 9 6 2 1 14 3 +11 1 7 1.556 0.333 77.8 +5
Neutral 7 3 2 2 9 5 +4 2 4 1.286 0.714 57.1 +1
All 28 17 6 5 42 13 +29 7 19 1.50 0.464 71.4 +12

 

Glenn Hoddle - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

8 6 1 1 15 2 +13 2 6 1.875 0.25 81.3 +5
WCF 4 2 1 1 7 4 +3 0 2 1.75 1.00 62.5 +1
World Cup 12 8 2 2 22 6 +16 2 8 1.833 0.50 75.0 +6

ECP

3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 1 2 1.25 0.667 50.0 =0
ECF - - - - - - - - - - - - -
European Championship 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 1 2 1.25 0.667 50.0 =0
Minor Tournament/Cup 5 3 1 1 4 1 +3 2 4 0.80 0.20 70.0 +2
Friendly 8 5 2 1 12 4 +8 2 5 1.50 0.50 75.0 +4
All 28 17 6 5 42 13 +29 7 19 1.50 0.464 71.4 +12

 

Glenn Hoddle - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1996-98 8 6 1 1 15 2 +13 2 6 1.875 0.25 81.3 +5
WCP Total 8 6 1 1 15 2 +13 2 6 1.875 0.25 81.3 +5
World Cup Finals Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1998 4 2 1 1 7 4 +3 0 2 1.75 1.00 62.5 +1
WCF Total 4 2 1 1 7 4 +3 0 2 1.75 1.00 62.5 +1
World Cup Preliminary and Finals Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1996-98 12 8 2 2 22 6 +16 2 8 1.833 0.50 75.0 +6
WC Total 12 8 2 2 22 6 +16 2 8 1.833 0.50 75.0 +6
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1998-2000 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 1 2 1.25 0.667 50.0 =0
ECP Total 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 1 2 1.25 0.667 50.0 =0
All Competitions
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 12 8 2 2 22 6 +16 2 8 1.833 0.50 75.0 +6
EC 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 1 2 1.25 0.667 50.0 =0
Total 15 9 3 3 26 8 +18 3 10 1.733 0.533 70.0 +6

 

Matches in which Glenn Hoddle was in charge of England
Appointed 2 May 1996. Took charge on 27 June 1996
World Cup Preliminaries
1 727 1 September 1996 - Moldova 0 England 3 [0-2]
Stadionul Republican, Chişinău
(9,500)
Barmby, Gascoigne, Shearer AW
2 728 9 October 1996 - England 2 Poland 1 [2-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (74,663)
Citko
Shearer (2)
HW
3 729 9 November 1996 - Georgia 0 England 2 [0-2]
Boris Paichadze National Stadium, Tbilisi
(48,000)
Sheringham, L.Ferdinand AW
4 730 12 February 1997 - England 0 Italy 1 [0-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (75,055)
Zola HL
Friendly
5 731 29 March 1997 - England 2 Mexico 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (48,076)
Sheringham (pen), Fowler HW
World Cup Preliminary
6 732 30 April 1997 - England 2 Georgia 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (71,208)
Sheringham, Shearer HW
Friendly
7 733 24 May 1997 - England 2 South Africa 1 [1-1]
Old Trafford, Trafford, Manchester
(52,676)
R.Lee, I.Wright
Masinga
HW
World Cup Preliminary
8 734 31 May 1997 - Poland 0 England 2 [0-1]
Stadion Śląski, Katowicka, Chorzów
(32,000)
Shearer, Sheringham AW
Tournoi de France
9 735  4 June 1997 - Italy 0 England 2 [0-2]
Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes (25,000)
I.Wright, Scholes NW
10 736  7 June 1997 - France 0 England 1 [0-0]
Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier (25,000)
Shearer AW
11 737 10 June 1997 - England 0 Brazil 1 [0-0]
Parc des Princes, Paris (33,000)

Romario

NL
Season 1997-98
World Cup Preliminaries
12 738 10 September 1997 - England 4 Moldova 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (74,102)
Scholes, I.Wright (2), Gascoigne HW
13 739 11 October 1997 - Italy 0 England 0 [0-0]
Stadio Olimpico, Roma
(81,200)
  AD
Di Livio
Friendlies
14 740 15 November 1997 - England 2 Cameroon 0 [2-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (46,176)
Scholes, Fowler HW
15 741 11 February 1998 - England 0 Chile 2 [0-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (65,228)
Salas (2 (1 pen)) HL
16 742 25 March 1998 - Switzerland 1 England 1 [1-0]
Wankdorfstadion, Bern (17,100)
Vega
Merson
AD
17 743 22 April 1998 - England 3 Portugal 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (63,463)
Shearer (2), Sheringham HW
Capucho
18 744 23 May 1998 - England 0 Saudi Arabia 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (63,733)
  HD
King Hassan II International Cup in Morocco
19 745 27 May 1998 - Morocco 0 England 1 [0-0]
Complexe Sportif Mohammed V, Casablanca
(80,000)
Owen AW
20 746 29 May 1998 - Belgium 0 England 0 [0-0]
Penalties [4-3]

Complexe Sportif Mohammed V, Casablanca
(20,000/25,000)
  ND
World Cup Finals in France
21 747 15 June 1998 - England 2 Tunisia 0 [1-0]
Le Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
(54,587)
Shearer, Scholes NW
22 748 22 June 1998 - Romania 2 England 1 [0-0]
Stade Municipal, Toulouse (37,500)
Moldovan, Petrescu
Owen
NL
23 749 26 June 1998 - England 2 Colombia 0 [2-0]
Stade Félix-Bollaert, Lens
(41,275)
Anderton, Beckham NW
24 750 30 June 1998 - Argentina 2 England 2 [2-2]
AET [2-2] & Penalties [4-3]

Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne (35,500)
Batistta (pen), Zanetti
Shearer (pen), Owen
ND
Beckham
Season 1998-99
European Championship Preliminaries
25 751 5 September 1998 - Sweden 2 England 1 [2-1]
Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun, Stockholms län
(35,394)
A.Andersson, Mjällby
Shearer
AL
Ince
26 752 10 October 1998 - England 0 Bulgaria 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (72,974)
  HD
27 753 14 October 1998 - Luxembourg 0 England 3 [0-2]
Stade Josy Barthel, Stad Lëtzebuerg (8,000 to 8,200)
Owen, Shearer (pen), Southgate AW
Friendlies
28 754 18 November 1998 - England 2 Czech Republic 0 [2-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (38,535)
Anderton, Merson HW
Resigned under pressure 2 February 1999

Notes

Glenn Hoddle still had formidable ball skills when he took over the England team, which gained him an extra measure of respect among the players.   Although he had an excellent record and the capacity to become a great manager, his personal style, particularly his insistence on secrecy in team preparations, antagonised much of the English media.  The Times and The Sun misleadingly portrayed his religious views in a vicious campaign to oust him and eventually succeeded in forcing his resignation.

In the World Cup 1998 competition, Hoddle led England to first place in their qualifying group and to the round-of-16-teams at the final tournament, where they were eliminated on penalty kicks following a 2-2 extra-time draw against Argentina.

England were not yet at the halfway point in their European Championship 2000 qualifying campaign when Hoddle's tenure as manager ended with his resignation under pressure.

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CG