Glenn Hoddle appointed to QPR's backroom team

GLENN HODDLE

GLENN HODDLE

First published in Football

Glenn Hoddle has been appointed to QPR's backroom staff, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.

The former Saints boss is to join coaches Kevin Bond and Joe Jordan in working beneath boss Harry Redknapp in what will be his first tracksuit role since stepping down as Wolves manager in 2006.

''After winning promotion last season, the first aim at QPR is to stay in the Premier League and I'm looking forward to helping play my part as we try to achieve that,'' Hoddle said.

Hoddle has been seeking a return to football and was linked with a second spell at Tottenham when Andre Villas-Boas was axed last season, only to lose out to Tim Sherwood.

The 56-year-old former England boss has been working as a pundit during in his absence from the game and in 2008 opened an academy in Spain to improve players released by English clubs.

''I'm really pleased to take up Harry's offer to come in and work with him, Kevin and Joe,'' Hoddle said.

''I have always loved coaching, and I can't wait to meet the players, get on the training pitch and get to work.''

Comments (22)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

11:48am Tue 12 Aug 14

Egomaniac says...

Well I never! Now aren't we all the better in our minds for this piece of information?
I shall go and make a cup of coffee to celebrate.
Well I never! Now aren't we all the better in our minds for this piece of information? I shall go and make a cup of coffee to celebrate. Egomaniac
  • Score: 6

11:48am Tue 12 Aug 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Still trying to get into football then Glen? Give it up mate.
Still trying to get into football then Glen? Give it up mate. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 2

11:50am Tue 12 Aug 14

SOLENTDRIFTER says...

Birds of feather F' up together...
Birds of feather F' up together... SOLENTDRIFTER
  • Score: 2

11:52am Tue 12 Aug 14

This is Southampton and we are the Saints says...

Skate editor strikes again jog on! come back when your a big paper! With real news?
Skate editor strikes again jog on! come back when your a big paper! With real news? This is Southampton and we are the Saints
  • Score: 0

11:54am Tue 12 Aug 14

Ozmosis says...

Good luck working with old "prune face"!
Good luck working with old "prune face"! Ozmosis
  • Score: 1

12:14pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Mosschops says...

So what? To me he will always be the man who said practicing penalties for a world cup was pointless - so is logically inept. Oh and said disabled people deserved to be so. Will fit in well with the crooked manager and the racist defender at QPR?
So what? To me he will always be the man who said practicing penalties for a world cup was pointless - so is logically inept. Oh and said disabled people deserved to be so. Will fit in well with the crooked manager and the racist defender at QPR? Mosschops
  • Score: 7

12:28pm Tue 12 Aug 14

pemcil says...

We must beat QPR twice this season & send them back down.
We must beat QPR twice this season & send them back down. pemcil
  • Score: 5

12:37pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Dave Juson says...

I don't think even Glenn Hoddle is up to dragging Harry Redknapp into the 21st century, but he might manage to wrestle him into the 1990s.
I don't think even Glenn Hoddle is up to dragging Harry Redknapp into the 21st century, but he might manage to wrestle him into the 1990s. Dave Juson
  • Score: 4

1:02pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Shareholder says...

Another stunning piece of Echo journalism. Its relevance to the Saints of today (or of the past for that matter) is about as lacking as anything could be. Banality in extremis!
Another stunning piece of Echo journalism. Its relevance to the Saints of today (or of the past for that matter) is about as lacking as anything could be. Banality in extremis! Shareholder
  • Score: 5

2:21pm Tue 12 Aug 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

A sort of axis of evil?
A sort of axis of evil? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 3

2:47pm Tue 12 Aug 14

CB FRY LIVES says...

One Judas teams up with another Judas.No doubt it will end in tears with relegation for QPR at the end of a season.
More to the point Saints fans now have a double reason to get 6 points out of Rangers this season.
COME ON YOU RED AND WHITE STRIPES
One Judas teams up with another Judas.No doubt it will end in tears with relegation for QPR at the end of a season. More to the point Saints fans now have a double reason to get 6 points out of Rangers this season. COME ON YOU RED AND WHITE STRIPES CB FRY LIVES
  • Score: 4

2:52pm Tue 12 Aug 14

nysaint says...

'arry's too busy talking to the media to manage the football team...
'arry's too busy talking to the media to manage the football team... nysaint
  • Score: 2

3:32pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Scored raw says...

He,s behind you. Whose that looking over ARRYS shoulder.
He,s behind you. Whose that looking over ARRYS shoulder. Scored raw
  • Score: 1

4:11pm Tue 12 Aug 14

truelysaints says...

SO WHAT?
SO WHAT? truelysaints
  • Score: 2

4:15pm Tue 12 Aug 14

reedhunter1 says...

This is Southampton and we are the Saints wrote:
Skate editor strikes again jog on! come back when your a big paper! With real news?
At last someone who agrees with me Ian Murry is a skate Cnut and should leave for the news!!
[quote][p][bold]This is Southampton and we are the Saints[/bold] wrote: Skate editor strikes again jog on! come back when your a big paper! With real news?[/p][/quote]At last someone who agrees with me Ian Murry is a skate Cnut and should leave for the news!! reedhunter1
  • Score: 8

4:16pm Tue 12 Aug 14

reedhunter1 says...

This is Southampton and we are the Saints wrote:
Skate editor strikes again jog on! come back when your a big paper! With real news?
At last someone who agrees with me Ian Murry is a skate Cnut and should leave for the news!!
[quote][p][bold]This is Southampton and we are the Saints[/bold] wrote: Skate editor strikes again jog on! come back when your a big paper! With real news?[/p][/quote]At last someone who agrees with me Ian Murry is a skate Cnut and should leave for the news!! reedhunter1
  • Score: 7

6:50pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Northam Block 40 says...

Very much looking forward to the 27th of next month !!
Very much looking forward to the 27th of next month !! Northam Block 40
  • Score: -1

9:02pm Tue 12 Aug 14

michael67 says...

A crooked thieving manager ( Harry) and a manager who did the dirty on us well both did. They should fit nicely together.
A crooked thieving manager ( Harry) and a manager who did the dirty on us well both did. They should fit nicely together. michael67
  • Score: 1

9:43pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Rooflas says...

4 birds 1 stone!
4 birds 1 stone! Rooflas
  • Score: -1

11:45pm Tue 12 Aug 14

reedhunter1 says...

This is Southampton and we are the Saints wrote:
Skate editor strikes again jog on! come back when your a big paper! With real news?
Great response he is trust me I've done my homework , Ian Murry (editor) lives in Portsmouth and has been seen out on many occasions with Fred Dinange so that's why we get the sh1t about saints cos he's a Portsmouth skate !!
[quote][p][bold]This is Southampton and we are the Saints[/bold] wrote: Skate editor strikes again jog on! come back when your a big paper! With real news?[/p][/quote]Great response he is trust me I've done my homework , Ian Murry (editor) lives in Portsmouth and has been seen out on many occasions with Fred Dinange so that's why we get the sh1t about saints cos he's a Portsmouth skate !! reedhunter1
  • Score: 5

11:51pm Tue 12 Aug 14

reedhunter1 says...

This is Southampton and we are the Saints wrote:
Skate editor strikes again jog on! come back when your a big paper! With real news?
Yep
Look out also for Patrick Knoxs(senior reporter) who lives in Hamble he's another skate Cnut who is on the board of Hamble club and everyone hates the pr1ck.

May I suggest all saints fans take a visit to see Patrick and his skate family I have the address if needed or just pop into Hamble men's working club.
[quote][p][bold]This is Southampton and we are the Saints[/bold] wrote: Skate editor strikes again jog on! come back when your a big paper! With real news?[/p][/quote]Yep Look out also for Patrick Knoxs(senior reporter) who lives in Hamble he's another skate Cnut who is on the board of Hamble club and everyone hates the pr1ck. May I suggest all saints fans take a visit to see Patrick and his skate family I have the address if needed or just pop into Hamble men's working club. reedhunter1
  • Score: 7

9:46am Wed 13 Aug 14

lowe esteem says...

Another 'more money than sense' story unfolds.

Questionable Personnel Requirement.
Query Player Recruitment?
Quite Perverse Really.
Another 'more money than sense' story unfolds. Questionable Personnel Requirement. Query Player Recruitment? Quite Perverse Really. lowe esteem
  • Score: -1

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree