Friday, 14 June 2013


ABOVE: Glenn Hoddle hasn't managed a club side since Wolves in 2006
It's like a boxer going in to the ring with one arm tied behind his back
Glenn Hoddle
14th June 2013

By Jack Wilson

GLENN HODDLE insists he wouldn't take the England Under-21s job unless the selection policy was changed.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Danny Welbeck, Phil Jones and Jack Rodwell all missed the European Under-21 Championships because they were involved with the senior team.
England subsequently crashed out having lost all three of their group games, leaving Stuart Pearce's future as coach in doubt.
Harry Redknapp yesterday called for Hoddle to be the next Young Lions coach - but the ex-England manager would say no if offered the role.
"It wouldn't [interest me] unless they changed the rules," Hoddle told talkSPORT.
"Why would anyone be interested when you are taking your weapon away, when your better players aren't going to be there with you?"
"I feel sorry for Stuart Pearce. Whoever takes the job, or continues to do the job, why would they take it if you are not going to get your best players?
"It's like a boxer going in to the ring with one arm tied behind his back."
Hoddle has been out of management for seven years since leaving Wolves in 2006