Hoddle wants England job for Euro 2012

Updated: March 26, 2012

Reports suggest that former England manager Glenn Hoddle would be interested in taking the job in a caretaker capacity for the duration of England’s participation at the European Championships.

Hoddle managed the England national team from 1996-1998 but was forced to resign following comments he made regarding disabled people.   He has not been involved in football coaching since leaving Wolves back in 2006.

A number of names, including Roy Hodgson and Stuart Pearce have been linked to the England job, with Harry Redknapp expected to be installed in a permanent capacity after the Euros and Hoddle has added his name to the caretaker list, stating he has  ”unfinished business”   with the national team.

“If I were to die tomorrow, my life would be incomplete,” he said, referring to his previous stint in charge.  ”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.   Any manager who would take England to the Euros as a caretaker would have no pressure on him.  The players would be liberated also.  Not least those on the fringes who thought the manager didn’t fancy them.”

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