BBC broadcaster James Pearce reports tonight that Glenn Hoddle will be interviewed for the Swansea City job before this weekend.
The former England manager is currently in Doha. Hoddle hasn’t managed since 2009 when he resigned from Wolverhampton Wanderers after the club supporters turned against him. But during rosier spells in club management, player/manager Hoddle helped Swindon to promotion to the Premier League, he was manager at Chelsea from 1993-96, and he had a 60% win percentage when he was England manager, leading the nation to the second round of the 1998 World Cup before being defeated controversially at the hands of Argentina.
Since 2008, Hoddle has been running a soccer academy in Spain, as well as making appearances as a pundit for different broadcasters.
As a Swansea City supporter, Hoddle fits the profile for Swansea very well in terms of playing soccer in a continental style. The only question is whether he has the energy and patience to withstand the pressures of a job as a Premier League manager, which is much more intense when he managed at Chelsea in the mid-90s.
Here are tonight’s world soccer news headlines:
- Glenn Hoddle is meeting with Swansea this week about the vacant managerial post — 101 Great Goals
- Rene Meulensteen: Fulham hit ‘rock bottom’ after FA Cup loss — BBC Sport
- Swansea sacked Michael Laudrup for phoning it in amid cliques and players’ complaints about him — The Mirror
- Michael Laudrup sacking sees Swansea’s relegation odds slashed — Metro
- Everton FC announce record five-year kit deal with Umbro — Liverpool Echo
- Manchester United to visit United States for Tour 2014 — Man United
- Jozy Altidore doesn’t need to score to impress me beams Gus Poyet after Newcastle win — The Mirror
- FA plans crackdown on shirt slogans as Mario Balotelli-esque messages to become thing of the past — Metro
- Jose Mourinho: Masseur gave Chelsea teamtalk — ESPN FC
- Liverpool fans left angry as allocation for Arsenal tie cut over ‘safety issues’ — The Mirror
- Fernando ready to sidestep Porto in favour of Manchester City — The Guardian
- Rory Donnelly to stay at Swansea City for rest of season — Evening Post
- Hull City fans submit document and campaign video to FA to stop Tigers name — The Telegraph
- Joe Kinnear leaves Newcastle United with empty chair and blank windows — The Guardian
- John Terry in limbo over new contract as club consider deals for Gary Cahill and César Azpilicueta — The Telegraph
- Leeds United confirm winding-up petition being fought by owners GFH Capital — Sky Sports
- Leeds United get no protection from Football League’s tepid test — The Guardian
- Leeds United: owner GFH Capital set for talks with new bidder — BBC Sport
- Carson Yeung steps down from Birmingham City — Birmingham City
- John Terry rules out England comeback ahead of the World Cup finals in Brazil — The Mirror
- Series of international friendlies entitled Road to Brazil coming to US this year — MLS
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