Hoddle open to FA meeting

Glenn Hoddle would be prepared to meet with the Football Association to discuss forward planning but does not want the England U21 job.

Last Updated: 02/07/13 at 18:56 Post Comment

Glenn Hoddle: Wants to help the England national set-up

Glenn Hoddle: Wants to help the England national set-up

As a former manager of the senior national side, Hoddle has no desire to return to coaching with the Young Lions.

He is, however, willing to speak with the FA about tackling the issues which continue to undermine England's efforts on the international stage.

Hoddle has been outspoken in his criticism of coaching and the development of young players - with a disappointing showing from the U21s at this summer's European Championship highlighting his case.

He feels more needs to be done to address the problems and claims he would happily discuss the matter with incoming FA chairman Greg Dyke and director of elite development Dan Ashworth.

Hoddle said: "If the FA want to have a chat, that's fine, but it would have to be people at the top.

"If Greg Dyke wants to sit down and have a lunch and a chat, then fine, I would love to do that."

On the chances of him succeeding Stuart Pearce as coach of the U21 side, Hoddle said: "When you have been the senior manager, it would be difficult to go back in another capacity."

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worry about these types of conclusions on a teams brilliance when it was very clear that Argentina had 4 chances where they really should have scored and on chances alone then it would have been the more pragmatic Argentinians who would be the best in the world. I like the Germany team but this just shows that even with planning it relies on a great deal of luck and finding your opponents at just the right time.

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e all know the British public don't have the patience to plan for 14 years. No chance. As soon as our young players don't win the world cup they get harrassed and abused to the point of mental breakdown. No, England likes to react to failure by sacking the manager and tearing up their best laid plans in favour of something shiny and new to keep the knee jerkers happy.

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lad Messi was player of the tournament, there was no-one more deserving. Except Robben. And James Rodriguez. Or Muller and half the Germany team etc etc

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