Glenn Hoddle is a former professional footballer and football manager. He is undoubtedly one of the icons of the game. Still hungry in demand as a pundit, commentator and guest speaker, Glenn brings real star quality to any event, function, charity or sporting occasion. Celebrated for his great vision on the field, Hoddle was one of the most gifted payers of his generation and has great control, passing ability and fine shooting ability that put him in a class of one.
About Glenn Hoddle
Glenn Hoddle played a grand total of 544 games at the top level and scored 118 goals in these games. He turned out for sides like Chelsea, Swindon Town, Tottenham Hotspur and AS Monaco. As recognition of his great efforts during his playing days, in 2007 Glenn was inducted into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame.
Glenn Hoddle was a key part of the England set up in his playing years and won 53 caps scoring 8 goals in that time. After leaving playing behind, he subsequently became a successful manager at teams including Chelsea, Swindon Town, Wolves and Southampton. Most famously, he managed England and took them to the 1998 World Cup in France, where the side lost to Argentina on penalties in a famous game that saw captain David Beckham sent off.
Currently, Glenn is part of the coverage team on BT Sport and ITV and covers the FA Cup as well as the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, Europa League and England Internationals. He also works as an ambassador for Betfair and writes for The Mail on Sunday as well as releasing a best-selling book Playmaker: My Life and the Love of Football.
In 2018, Glenn was taken into the hospital after collapsing from a cardiac arrest in a BT Sport studio. Cardiac arrest describes the heart malfunctions and sudden stop of heartbeat unexpectedly. Following this incident, Glenn now carries out a number of duties on behalf of heart and cardiac charities.
- Career in Football