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Former England boss Glenn Hoddle joins Harry Redknapp’s staff at QPR

Aug 12, 2014, 7:47 AM EDT

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Another big name coach is aboard the good ship Queens Park Rangers as it departs for another stint in the Premier League.

Former England manager Glenn Hoddle has joined the staff of Harry Redknapp for the 2014/15 season, taking on the role of first team coach.

Hoddle, 56, ran the Three Lions from 1996-99, moving them into the second round of 1998 World Cup where they lost on penalties to Argentina.

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Previous to that, he was player/manager of Swindon Town and Chelsea, and he ran Southampton, Tottenham and Wolverhampton once he was done as England boss.

Hoddle has been out of management since 2006, running the Glenn Hoddle Academy and working as a pundit. The academy is in Spain and aims at keeping released players active for their next professional stint.

From QPR.co.uk:

Hoddle, who enjoyed an illustrious playing career for Spurs and Monaco amongst other clubs, added: “I am really pleased to take up Harry’s offer to come in and work with him, Kevin and Joe.
“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.
“I have always loved coaching, and I can’t wait to meet the players, get on the training pitch and get to work.”

The cynic in me says now we know who’ll be first team boss when Redknapp is canned, but the addition is certainly not a bad one for the Loftus Road club (Hoddle says he won’t manage until his academy can run itself).

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