Tottenham Hotspur are set to name Glenn Hoddle as their greatest player of all-time, with the North London giants ready to honour the former England manager ahead of this weekend’s huge derby against Arsenal.
With 490 appearances over twelve years, Hoddle made his impression as a player before returning to the club as manager in 2001. Speaking to The Evening Standard, Hoddle was delighted with the honour.
“I would first of all like to thank everybody who voted for me. I am very proud to have come out with the most marks, very proud indeed.”
“There have been some truly wonderful players down the years at Tottenham and that is what makes me feel so very proud to hear about this vote from so many players, and the fans.”
“I have supported Spurs since the age of eight years old; the club is part of my life, which makes it even more special.”
The boyhood fan was already considered a club legend and took his place in the greatest Spurs team of all-time yesterday, alongside the likes of Jimmy Greaves, Pat Jennings and Paul Gascoigne.
The award is coming Hoddle’s way ahead of a new book by Harry Harris, Down Memory Lane, with the honour voted for by ex-professionals, managers and supporters.