Former England manager Glenn
Hoddle is interested in leading his country again on a caretaker
basis at the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine.
Hoddle, 54, managed England from 1996 until after the World
Cup finals in France 1998 when he lost his job following alleged
comments made in a newspaper interview, and has not managed
since leaving Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2006.
In an interview with the Independent newspaper on Monday,
Hoddle, who also won 53 caps for England, said he had unfinished
business with national side.
"If I were to die tomorrow, my life would be incomplete," he
Asked if he could manage England again, he replied: "Would I
get that opportunity ? Probably not.
"But I don't dwell on the past and, if we fast-forward to
the present, I think we have a batch of players capable of going
to the Euros and doing well. I find it a very interesting
"Because Stuart Pearce, Harry Redknapp, Roy Hodgson, myself
- anyone - who went to the tournament with the status of a
caretaker would have the pressure off him and the players would
be liberated too, not least those who have been on the fringes
and are accustomed to thinking that the manager doesn't fancy
He gave the example of the England rugby union team who have
recovered well from a disappointing World Cup under their
caretaker coach Stuart Lancaster.
"Look at how a caretaker has worked for the England rugby
team in the Six Nations - they've done fantastically.
"Everyone's got an edge, no one's sure of a place and
everyone has an incentive. So I'd back the FA if they decided
not to go for a full-time manager yet."
Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp is widely regarded
as the clear favourite to take the job full-time but the FA have
also said they would make no appointment until the "back end of
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