Glenn Hoddle given coaching role at QPR

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Glenn Hoddle has been appointed as first-team coach at Queens park Rangers on a part-time basis.

The former England manager will work with fellow coaches Joe Jordan and Kevin bond in assisting manager Harry Redknapp.

Hoddle has managed Swindon, Chelsea,Tottenham and Southampton in the past and famously England from 1996 to 1999. His last managerial role was at Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he left in July 2006.

Hoddle said in a statement: “I have always loved coaching and i can’t wait to meet the players and get to work.”

The 56-year-old’s inside out knowledge of the game will benefit Harry Redknapp’s side this year and he will hope this is another step in consolidating QPR in the Premier League.


Hoddle is a club legend at Tottenham Hotspur where spent 13 years as a player. He returned to England in 1991 after a stint in Monaco to become the player-manager of Swindon. He took up that same role at Chelsea two years later.

Previously a midfielder, he went on to manage Southampton, Tottenham and Wolves before embarking on a football academy that is based around keeping released players in the game.

Redknapp has a habit of hiring previous England head coaches; Steve McClaren was brought in filling a very similar role from July to September last year before leaving to take charge of Derby County.


The English manager took charge of his country at the 1998 World Cup, taking them to the last 16.

He was sacked in 1999 over comments he made towards disabled people, saying: “You and I have been giving two hands and two legs and half-decent brains.

“Some people have not been born like that for a reason. The karma is working from another lifetime.”

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