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Glenn Hoddle would relish another chance at England role

| 27.03.2012

Despite being out of management for the past six years, Glenn Hoddle has sensationally declared that he would welcome the chance to once again take charge of his country, and he is a 33/1 chance to become the next England manager.

Hoddle lost his post at the helm of the national side in 1999 following controversial comments he made regarding disabled people, but now feels as though he could be one of a number of candidates who could succeed on a caretaker basis in charge of the team.

He points to the success of the English national rugby side under the stewardship of an interim boss when putting his thoughts forward, telling The Independent: “Look at how a caretaker has worked for the England rugby team in the Six Nations – they’ve done fantastically.”

In possession of a decent record during his tenure as England manager, which features a win ratio excessive of 50 per cent, the idea of Hoddle being appointed for a second time may not be as far-fetched as first apparent, with the FA seemingly reluctant to name any stand-out candidates as of yet.

It would seem that Hoddle believes he has unfinished business regarding the role, also telling The Independent: “If I were to die tomorrow, my life would be incomplete. Would I get that opportunity (to manage England) again? Probably not. But I think we have a batch of players capable of going to the Euros and doing well.”

A decisive factor in the appointment of a new national manager could be the situation with their current clubs, or other circumstances such as 8/1 Stuart Pearce’s commitments to leading Team GB during the Olympics.

As 2/7 favourite Harry Redknapp and 7/2 shot Roy Hodgson are both currently under contract at Premier League clubs too, Hoddle returning for a second spell in charge seems a possibility.

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John Klee