Glenn Hoddle fancies England job

Glenn Hoddle has put his hat in the ring for the vacant England manager’s position.

Hoddle was the head coach of the Three Lions between 1996 and 1999, before being sacked for making controversial comments about disabled people.

He has largely been out of work since then, but has admitted he would love another chance to lead the nation.

“If I were to die tomorrow, my life would be incomplete,” he told The Daily Mail.

“Would I get that opportunity (to manage England again)? Probably not. But I don’t dwell on the past and, if we fast-forward to the present, I think we have a batch of players capable of going to the Euros and doing well. I find it a very interesting moment.

“Because Stuart Pearce, Harry Redknapp, Roy Hodgson, myself – anyone – who went to the tournament with the status of a caretaker would have the pressure off him and the players would be liberated too, not least those who have been on the fringes and are accustomed to thinking that the manager doesn’t fancy them.

“Look at how a caretaker has worked for the England rugby team in the 6 Nations – they’ve done fantastically.

“Everyone’s got an edge. No-one’s sure of a place and everyone has an incentive. So I’d back the FA if they decided not to go for a full-time manager yet,” he explained.

By Gareth McKnight