• Premier League

Hoddle declares interest in Spurs job

ESPN staff
December 22, 2013
Hoddle managed Spurs for 104 games from 2001 to 2003, winning 41 and losing 45 © PA Photos

Glenn Hoddle has revealed his desire to take over from Andre Villas-Boas at Tottenham Hotspur after declaring the club is "in my blood and bones".

The 56-year-old played nearly 400 times for Spurs in the 70s and 80s and was manager between 2001 and 2003 before being sacked.

He went on to Wolverhampton Wanderers for two years before quitting Molineux. He has since been a pundit for Sky Sports.

And it was during the coverage of Spurs' 3-2 win at Southampton on Sunday that Hoddle announced his intentions to return to the White Hart Lane hotseat.

"I would want to go back," he said. "It's in my blood and my bones.

"Even if they felt they wanted me to go to the end of the season and wanted something else long term, I would be prepared to do that for the sake of the football club."

Former Spurs and England striker Gary Lineker gave his backing to Hoddle. He wrote on Twitter: "Would love to see Glenn Hoddle given another chance at this level, has a brilliant football mind."

Another former player, Tim Sherwood has been placed in temporary charge while the search for a successor to Villas-Boas takes place - and the 44-year-old announced earlier in the week that he expects to be "in the frame" for the job.

Ajax manager Frank de Boer and former England boss Fabio Capello have both been linked with the vacancy, as has Luis van Gaal, who will step down as manager of the Netherlands after next summer's World Cup.

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