30 Facts About Glenn Hoddle

1. Glenn Hoddle was born on October 27, 1957 in Hayes, Middlesex, England.

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2. Glenn Hoddle went on to manage Southampton, Tottenham and Wolverhampton before becoming a TV pundit.

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3. Glenn Hoddle plans to return to work and has teamed up with the British Heart Foundation to help raise funds to buy defibrillators for grass-roots football clubs across the UK.

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4. Glenn Hoddle collapsed after appearing on BT Sport as a pundit on his 61st birthday during October 2018.

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5. Glenn Hoddle told The Sun that sound engineer Simon Daniels broke seven of his ribs while performing CPR.

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6. Glenn Hoddle has caught up with TV colleague Robbie Savage who witnessed his collapse during a game of studio keepy-uppy.

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7. Glenn Hoddle caused controversy by omitting Paul Gascoigne from the squad and installing supposed faith healer Eileen Drewery as part of the England coaching staff, which led to the team being dubbed "The Hod Squad".

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8. Glenn Hoddle kept the Saints in the Premier League against all odds but left acrimoniously in March 2001 to return to Tottenham as manager.

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9. Glenn Hoddle is a former English football player.

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10. Glenn Hoddle is an English former footballer and manager and current television pundit and commentator for ITV Sport and BT Sport.

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11. On 23 November 2018, Glenn Hoddle left St Bartholomew's Hospital to recuperate at home after his hospital treatment.

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12. In March 2008, Carl Glenn Hoddle died at the age of 40 after collapsing suddenly from a brain aneurysm.

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13. Glenn Hoddle has three children with his first wife.

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14. Glenn Hoddle previously worked for Sky Sports on their coverage of the Premier League, Champions League and League Cup before leaving for BT Sport in 2015.

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15. Glenn Hoddle acts as the lead co-commentator, most often alongside Clive Tyldesley for England matches and all the big matches at international tournaments, including the Euro 2016 Final between France and Portugal.

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16. Glenn Hoddle now works as a football pundit for ITV Sport for their coverage of England matches.

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17. Glenn Hoddle was linked with a return to Southampton in early 2004, but opposition from supporters meant chairman Rupert Lowe pursued alternative targets and ultimately selected Paul Sturrock instead.

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18. Glenn Hoddle kept the Saints in the Premier League against all odds but left in March 2001 to return to Tottenham as manager.

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19. Glenn Hoddle came under criticism after a disappointing start to the Euro 2000 qualifying campaign.

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20. In June 1993, Glenn Hoddle became player-manager of Chelsea.

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21. Glenn Hoddle was included in the 1982 and 1986 FIFA World Cup squads, playing an important role in the latter campaign when England reached the quarter-finals against Argentina.

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22. Glenn Hoddle scored in his third appearance against Australia on 31 May 1980 in a friendly in Sydney.

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23. Glenn Hoddle joined AS Monaco alongside George Weah and fellow Englishman Mark Hateley and immediately inspired the club to the 1988 Ligue 1 championship, its first league title in six seasons.

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24. Glenn Hoddle announced in 1987 that he would be leaving Tottenham Hotspur at the end of the season to pursue a career overseas where his style of play would be appreciated by continental managers and supporters, and to play European level football with English clubs banned after Heysel.

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25. Glenn Hoddle was forced to wait until 21 February 1976 to start a First Division match and immediately announced his arrival with the winning goal, a spectacular strike past Stoke City and England goalkeeper Peter Shilton.

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26. Glenn Hoddle successfully overcame knee problems in his early teens and collected eight England Youth caps, first of these on 18 March 1975 against Spain.

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27. Glenn Hoddle managed England to the second round of the 1998 FIFA World Cup, where they lost to Argentina on penalties.

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28. Glenn Hoddle was born on 27 October 1957 and is an English former footballer and manager and current television pundit and commentator for ITV Sport and BT Sport.

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29. Glenn Hoddle was a TV pundit at the 2018 World Cup and was pictured chatting to England players after.

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30. Glenn Hoddle remains in serious condition but responds well to treatment.

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