Glenn Hoddle


Frank Lampard won’t ‘handcuff’ Dele Alli’s personality at Everton after Glenn Hoddle criticism

Everton manager Frank Lampard believes it would be detrimental to “handcuff” individual personalities like Dele Alli after his new signing came in for criticism over his appearance.Former England boss Glenn Hoddle said the player looked like he had been “dragged off the street” when he was presented to the crowd at half-time of Saturday’s FA Cup victory over Brentford.Lampard, however, wants players to be themselves and express their individuality.“I’ve heard some of the reaction and I have a lot of respect for everyone who has spoken, ex-players, people who I respect and admire in Ally McCoist, Alan Brazil, Glenn Hoddle...

Glenn Hoddle exclusive: "I could have played with Maradona at Napoli but the president got jailed"

Ask any football fan to list the greatest playmakers of all time, and two names are certain to feature near the top: Glenn Hoddle and Diego Maradona. While the latter is considered one of the greatest players of all time, Hoddle is has a shout at being the most naturally gifted Englishman – a player of rare balance, control and intelligence. Incredibly, Hoddle reveals how close he came to actually playing in the same team as the Argentine, at Napoli.

Glenn Hoddle exclusive: "I wanted to turn Ruud Gullit into a sweeper at Chelsea but it didn't work out"

The 1990s saw some of the biggest names in world football brought to England for the first time, and Chelsea were among the leading clubs in that regard. During the first decade of the Premier League, the Blues recruited stars such as Gianfranco Zola, Gianluca Vialli, Frank Leboeuf and Marcel Desailly. But perhaps no club across the decade signed a player as world renowned and respected as Ruud Gullit, who joined the Stamford Bridge outfit on a free transfer from Sampdoria in 1995 and stayed for three seasons.

Exclusive: Tottenham legend Glenn Hoddle reveals how Arsene Wenger got him "as fit as ever had been"

Tottenham legend Glenn Hoddle has been speaking to FourFourTwo exclusively about what it was like to work with Arsene Wenger - long before the iconic Frenchman joined Arsenal. Speaking in FFT's Players Lounge series – you can order the latest mag here – Hoddle revealed how he turned down moving to PSG - who were managed by the late Gerard Houllier - in order to link up with Wenger at Monaco. The Spurs midfielder moved from north London to the south of France - and he felt so bad for Houllier that he rang him in person to apologise.

Glenn Hoddle: Harry Kane’s future needs sorting out one way or the other

Former Tottenham manager Glenn Hoddle says Harry Kane’s future has to be decided one way or the other in the next few days.The England captain is keen to leave the club this summer, with Manchester City interested in signing him, but Spurs are insistent he is not for sale.Kane failed to report to pre-season training last week and it was later revealed he was still on holiday in the Bahamas.He has been in self-isolation in the club’s training ground since Saturday and is due to join in group training on Friday, but remains a doubt to be involved in Spurs’...