57 year-old former England, Chelsea and Tottenham manager Glenn Hoddle is available, and is said to be very interested in the head coaching position at Newcastle, and he would be willing to work at Newcastle under a continental system where the head coach wouldn’t have full control of players coming into the club and leaving the club.
Glenn Hoddle with Harry Redknapp at QPR
Glenn did a decent enough job when he managed England from 1996 through 1999, and took us to the quarter finals of the World Cup in France in 1998, when we were eliminated by Argentina on penalties after extra time.
That;s the game when England were down to 10 men when David Beckham managed to get himself sent off early in the second half.
Glenn has also managed at Swindon Town (player/manager), Chelsea (player/manager), Southampton, Tottenham and Wolves and is currently the first team coach at struggling QPR.
His club management however has not been stellar in terms of results, but we suppose he could do a decent job for Mike Ashley, which is basically to keep Newcastle in the big money – translation – in the Premier League – preferably in the top ten and therefore out of relegation trouble.
That seems to be the remit from the owner.
Glenn is a football man and a good communicator too, and in that sense he is not unlike Alan Pardew, and Glenn also has a mediocre record in club management – again like Alan Pardew.
So perhaps he is a viable target and the Chronicle is reporting that Glenn is interested in the Newcastle job and the club are interested in talking to him about it.
Glenn Hoddle could get the Newcastle job and this week too – because he’s available.
What do you think?
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