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Glenn Hoddle

Glenn Hoddle
Personal information
Date of birth27 October 1957(age 58)
Place of birthHayes, Middlesex, England
Height1.83 m
Playing positionAttacking midfielder

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Glenn Hoddle (born 27 October 1957, Hayes, London) is an English association football manager, and former footballer who played as an attacking midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur, AS Monaco, Chelsea and Swindon Town and at international level for England.

In 2007 he was inducted into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame which cited him as one of the most gifted English footballers of his generation exhibiting "sublime balance and close control, unrivalled passing and vision and extraordinary shooting ability, both from open play and set pieces".

He is currently running the Glenn Hoddle Academy in Spain, set up to help young British players return to professional football after being released by their clubs. Hoddle's younger brother Carl was also a footballer and died at the age of 40 from a brain aneurysm on 2 March 2008.

He has been manager of Swindon Town (earning promotion to the Premier League), Chelsea (taking them to the FA Cup final), Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur (reaching a League Cup final) and most recently Wolverhampton Wanderers.

As manager, he took England to the World Cup second round in 1998 only to lose to Argentina on penalties.

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