Only 38 per cent of players in the Premier League are English; that is a damning statistic. Soon, the England manager will have to go scouting for players in the Championship – and when I say ‘soon’ I mean the next four or five years, perhaps even for the next World Cup.
My saddest decision in football was leaving Paul Gascoigne out of the 1998 World Cup finals. But he wasn't fit enough and once that decision is made, as a manager and a group of players, you forget about who isn't there and focus on the job.
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No manager in the world gets good results all the time and you know there’s people always ready to have a snipe. In fact I’m my own biggest critic, I really am. Because my own standards are so high, I criticise myself behind the scenes more than perhaps I should, according to people who know me well.
|Birth:||27th October, 1957|
|Profession:||Football Player, Manager|
Glenn Hoddle was born in Hayes, Hillingdon, London, England. He is an English former footballer and manager who played as a midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur, AS Monaco, Chelsea and Swindon Town and at international level for England. He has been manager of Swindon Town, Chelsea, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and most recently Wolverhampton Wanderers. As manager, he took England to the World Cup second round in 1998, where they lost to Argentina on penalties.
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