Hoddle joins QPR as coach

Former England manager Glenn Hoddle has returned to club football to take up a role as first team coach at Queens Park Rangers. 

Hoddle won 53 caps as a player for the Three Lions before taking over the reigns as boss between 1996 and 1999, which included the World Cup in France in 1998. 

He also had spells in charge of Swindon Town, Chelsea, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and most recently Wolverhampton Wanderers, who he left in 2006. 

Glenn Hoddle at France 1998

Glenn Hoddle was England boss at France ’98

And on Tuesday QPR confirmed he had joined the club as part of Harry Redknapp’s backroom staff at Loftus Road. 

Speaking on his appointment, Hoddle, 56, said: “I am really pleased to take up Harry’s offer to come in and work with him, Kevin [Bond] and Joe [Jordan]. 

“After winning promotion last season, the first aim at QPR is to stay in the Premier League and I am looking forward to helping play my part as we try to achieve that,” he told the QPR website. 

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